What's the difference between homeowners insurance and landlord insurance?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Alexah on January 20, 2021

I have home insurance on a place that I'm thinking of renting out. What differences are there, if any, between homeowners and landlord insurance?

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Alexah

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Homeowners insurance covers you for a home that is both owned and occupied by the same person. If you own a home but rent it out to others for a fee, that is when you’d need landlord insurance. Landlord insurance is typically a little more expensive due to the risks and unknowns of a tenant living in the home. It also typically does not cover personal property since the owner would not be occupying the home.


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