What should people know before they buy renters insurance?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Alexah on March 5, 2021

I'm a first-time renter and my landlord expects me to buy renters insurance. What should I know about this kind of insurance?

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Before purchasing renters insurance, you should understand what it is. Renters policies cover you for your personal property and personal liability, and they can also cover unforeseen expenses such as medical bills and temporary living costs. Once you understand what each of these coverages provides, you can evaluate which coverages would work best to fit your needs.

To learn more about renters insurance, check out this article: How to Find the Best Renters Insurance.

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