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?

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Answer
“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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Alexah Grinnell
Answered on Apr 13, 2021
Alexah Grinnell has been working in the insurance industry for 5 years with a primary focus of coverage consulting in the sales department. She has been working for Jerry Insurance since July of 2019 and has also has experience working for AAA and State Farm. She currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and 3 kids
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