Does renters insurance cover damage from a fish tank leak?

"I have a large fish tank in an apartment I'm renting. If it were to leak and cause damage to my apartment or the unit below mine, would renters insurance pay for the damage?


Apr 13, 2021
Answer provided by
Jackie Whalen
Answered at Apr 13, 2021
“Great question! Renters insurance will not cover damage to your personal property if your fish tank leaks and causes damage to your items. Water damage to your personal property is covered for things such as appliances leaking or pipes bursting in the apartment.
If the fish tank leaks into someone else’s apartment, then your renters insurance can be used for their damages under your liability coverage. “
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