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  • Do I need insurance when renting a property?

  • While it not a legal requirement to take out any form of insurance when renting a property, it often a wise idea. Landlords will have cover in place to protect their property (buildings insurance) but this won cover your belongings and personal items. As a tenant, it likely you檒l need many layers of protection for your home.

  • How much does it cost to insure a rental property?

  • How much does rental property insurance cost? A standard homeowners insurance policy costs around $1,250 on average, but varies greatly nationwide. Landlord policies generally cost about 25% more than standard home insurance. [1] Insurance Information Institute.

  • What does rental property insurance cover?

  • Dwelling coverage: Covers the physical structure of the rental property if it damaged by a covered peril, including fire or a major storm Coverage for landlord personal property: Covers items and appliances owned by the landlord, like dishwashing machines, washer and dryers, and items used for maintenance like shovels, rakes, and lawnmowers

  • Who is responsible for insurance when renting a house?

  • Whatever type of renter you are, your policy will insure against theft, vandalism, or damage by fire or water. If you檙e renting the whole home, whether solo, with your partner or as a family, your landlord will be responsible for insuring the physical building.