Do you need insurance if you're just renting an apartment?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Savannah on March 12, 2021

I know insurance is important for property owners, but what about renters? Do I need to shell out for insurance as an apartment renter?

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Savannah

Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert

It is not required by the state to carry renters insurance. However, your landlord can require you to carry renters insurance because of the liability coverage on the policy. Typically they require you to carry $100,000 in liability, which is standard for a renters policy.

The reason they require this is because if you cause significant damage to their property, the landlord has the right to sue you for damages. Your liability coverage will protect you by helping to cover lawyer’s fees to go to court and repair damage to the property.


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