Does my live-in boyfriend's home insurance cover my stolen property?

"I've been living with my boyfriend for the last year and a half. The house is in his name only. His garage was recently broken into and nearly everything was damaged or stolen. The thief swiped my bicycle and tennis equipment. Will his home insurance cover my belongings?

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Answer
Unfortunately, your bicycle and tennis equipment are not covered under your boyfriend’s home insurance. Home insurance covers personal property that belongs to the homeowner and their immediate family. Since you are living there but unrelated, your belongings need to be covered under renters insurance. Even though you are not paying rent, you still need to purchase renters insurance in order to cover your property.
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Jackie Whalen
Answered on Apr 05, 2021
Jackie Whalen has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years, working in sales, service and claims. She has won numerous awards as a top salesperson and customer service agent. She currently lives in New York with her husband. Her 24 year old son recently moved out on his own which has given her more time to travel, write and train her dog Maisy not to chase her cat, Whiskey.
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