Common misconceptions about renters insurance

Renters insurance is one of the most forgotten coverages. Since most landlords and tenants do not realize how important this insurance is, there are many misconceptions about it. In this blog post, we will dispel several.

1. Tenants’ personal items are covered and protected by the landlord’s insurance policy 

Unfortunately, this is a very common misconception. The truth is that your landlord’s insurance covers only damages to the structure of the building. Do not expect it to cover the repair or replacement of your personal belongings.

2. You do not renters insurance if you do not own expensive items

You may think that you do not have any expensive stuff that needs to be covered by renters insurance. However, think about all your clothing, electronics, and furniture that you have. If something happens, you will have to replace it simultaneously. 

3. Renters insurance only covers personal possessions

It is also a very common myth. Not everyone knows that renters insurance also covers liability. What is liability coverage? This coverage protects tenants if they accidentally damage someone’s property and cause injuries to someone. 

4. If your roommate has renters insurance, you do not need one

If roommates are not listed on the policy, they are not covered by each other’s renters insurance. You are free to ask your roommate to include you in their policy, but if they can refuse. You may want to buy your insurance if they do not want to include you. 

Are you renting a house or apartment in Decatur, AL, or any other town in Alabama? Do you want to purchase renters insurance to ensure you are protected? Do not hesitate to contact Will Wright Agency Inc., a local insurance company serving clients in Decatur, AL, and surrounding areas. At Will Wright Agency Inc., we are ready to answer all your questions and provide the information you need.