How Can Renter’s Insurance Protect Your Belongings?

Do you think that your landlord’s building insurance covers your belongings in the case of an unforeseen event? If you rent an apartment, townhouse or home and there’s a fire or break-in, your landlord is not responsible for your lost or damaged belongings. You can contact your Familia Insurance Agency representative to find out more about renter’s insurance in Kissimmee, FL. However, we provide some of the basic details below.

What Is Renter’s Insurance?

Renter’s insurance provides complete protection of your personal belongings if you rent your living space. This is important information for parents sending kids to college and young professionals moving into their first rental units.

Renter’s insurance covers your personal property damaged due to a covered event, such as fire, smoke, explosions, lightning, windstorms, hail, theft, vandalism, accidental water overflow and damage due to electrical current.

Other Advantages of Renter’s Insurance

Other coverage types available under renter’s insurance include:

  • Liability protection covers legal and medical bills if someone is harmed in your home. Examples include a neighbor who’s bitten by your dog and a visitor who tripped on your wet floor and hurt themselves.  
  • Additional living expense coverage pays for shelter and food expenses if you have to leave your home due to evacuation, fire or water damage.
  • Covers items stolen from your car, minus the deductible.
  • It may also pay for items stolen while you’re traveling

 Furniture, clothing, computers, cookware and stereo equipment are just some of the items your renter’s insurance covers in the case of a covered hazard.

Note that damage due to earthquakes and flooding are covered under separate policies.

Professional Perks

If you lost work-related items, such as teaching materials, your renter’s insurance will reimburse you under many policies.

Contact your representative at Familia Insurance Agency to make an appointment regarding your renter’s insurance options in Kissimmee, FL.