Being a Fremont, NE renter has its advantages…
As a renter, you’ve got it pretty good: No property taxes, no lawn cutting, and no snow removal.
But what would you do if you returned from work or a vacation and all your possessions in your apartment had been destroyed by a fire? Or if there were a break-in and some of your most expensive stuff was stolen?
You may think that the building owner’s insurance would take care of all the damage caused by a fire.
Your building owner is only required to carry insurance for the structure. Usually, covering everything outside “your walls” is their responsibility, while everything inside is yours to cover.
This means all your furniture, electronics, appliances, clothing, and jewelry are uninsured unless you purchase a renters insurance for your unit in Fremont, NE.
Unpredictable losses can occur to your property due to burglary, fire, water damage, storm, and more.
Personal property, such as furniture, rugs, TVs, stereos, clothes, and more may be covered under your basic insurance policy. However, items like jewelry, furs, silverware, antiques, collectibles, and other valuables should likely be insured separately.
Some types of personal property are subject to limits of coverage under renters insurance policies. These limits vary by the type of property and by what caused the loss or damage. For example, jewelry, bicycles, collectible cards, and coins may have limited coverage or may not be covered.
Obtain a personal floater or schedule your valuable possessions to ensure you’ll have the money to replace them.
If the building you live in has a loss from a covered peril under your renters insurance policy that makes your apartment or home uninhabitable, you will need to find somewhere else to live while the repairs are undertaken. This can be expensive and inconvenient.
Be sure your insurance policy includes additional living expense coverage. If you need to move out and rent another location, this coverage provides for the increase in living expenses–such as moving costs, increased food costs, and other expenses.
You are responsible if you or a guest in your unit trips and falls or sustains an injury while on your property.
Be sure that you have adequate liability insurance to protect for claims made against you for bodily injury or property damage – such as a slip and fall or other allegation. Liability coverage also provides protection should you become legally liable for unintentional bodily injury or property damage anywhere in the world.
You're responsible if a guest is injured while on your property and you may be required to pay their medical expenses.
Ensure your insurance policy covers this risk. In the event a person is injured in your unit, he or she can submit medical bills to your insurance company. Medical expenses are usually paid without a liability claim being filed against you, with typical limits ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
You may not be able to rent the apartment or home if your landlord or property manager requires renters insurance and you do not have it.
Having a renters insurance policy allows you to provide a certificate of insurance to the landlord or property manager showing that you have the coverage required to rent the apartment or home.
Any improvements or betterments that you have made to your unit are subject to damage.
Be sure to obtain coverage for improvements or betterments that you have installed in your apartment or home.
You may take your valuable property outside of your unit. For example, what happens if your laptop or golf clubs get damaged or stolen while traveling?
Be sure to add off premises theft coverage to your policy to cover your personal property while your belongings are away from your home. Auto insurance does not usually cover personal property stolen from your car.
You may be responsible for damage to your apartment or dwelling should you, for example, have a leaking sink or accidentally start a fire.
Be sure your policy has liability coverage that includes tenants legal liability or premises liability. Your landlord may require that you to have this type of insurance protection in place as a requirement before renting the property to you.
The Cost Of Replacing Your Stuff
If you’ve considered it all, you might think that the “stuff” you have accumulated isn’t worth that much. It may or may not be worth anything from a dollar amount, but that’s very different compared to how much it would cost you to replace it. Buying a new bedroom set, clothing, or a computer can cost much more than you think.
You’ll be surprised at how affordable personal liability and property insurance can be in Fremont, NE. Besides covering all your stuff, it covers you from being held liable for if someone hurts themselves while they’re in your home. So, in the unfortunate event you’re sued, and the judgment goes against you, the renters policy will cover you, up to the policy limits.
Do you need renters insurance in Fremont, NE?
According to recent estimates, nearly two-thirds of the 81 million people who rent their homes are uninsured for their contents, or for any liability arising out of their tenancy.
First, do the math and add up how much it would cost to replace your belongings.
Second, check with the terms of your lease, and verify if carrying a renters policy is required by your landlord.
Third, request a renters insurance quote to verify just how affordable it is to protect your belongings from perils like theft, vandalism, fire, and falling objects.
What else is covered?
Renters insurance can cover virtually all of your personal possessions. Most personal liability insurance policies in Fremont, NE provide coverage for electronic goods and equipment, small appliances, sports equipment, cameras and photography equipment, furniture, clothing, glassware and china, and books. Other items, such as computers, jewelry, furs, watercraft, and firearms, can also be covered with extended protection. Your renters insurance policy may include:
- Personal property protection
- Family liability protection
- Guest medical protection
- Additional living expenses
- Additional protection
- Temporary housing
- Liability protection for people on your property
Again, we encourage all renters to spend just five minutes with a calculator to add up the cost of replacing everything they own. What if you came home tomorrow and your apartment had burned down? Where would you go? How would you pay to replace your clothing, furniture, and appliances? When you ask yourself what renters insurance covers, you can relax and say yes to all of the above.
Why We’re Different
While most insurance products are similar in price and function, insurance providers vary when it comes to structuring a policy tailored to you.
After all, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all personal liability and property insurance policy when it comes to your personal property.
Contact us today, and we’ll help you protect what matters most.
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