Can I be evicted if my renters policy is canceled?

"My dog bit a man while I was taking her for a walk. The man wants my renters insurance info, but I'm afraid if he files a claim, my insurer will cancel my policy and I'll be evicted from my apartment as a result. Am I being paranoid or is my fear of eviction justified?


Apr 13, 2021
Answer provided by
Alexah Grinnell
Answered at Apr 13, 2021
“Most renters insurance companies will not cancel your policy due to a single claim. However, if you’ve had two or more claims within the past one to three years, then they may have the ability to non-renew your policy when it expires.
If carrying renters insurance is required as a term of your lease, your landlord would have the ability to go through eviction proceedings if you let your policy cancel/expire without obtaining new coverage. “
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