Will my renters insurance cover me in a legal dispute with my landlord over missing rent?

My landlord filed a lawsuit against me for rent owed. Will my renters insurance cover my legal fees?

“Renters insurance will not cover your legal fees in this case. The liability coverage on your policy covers things such as damage that you may do to the home or injuries to a visitor. Owing past-due rent is not a covered loss on renters insurance, so therefore your legal fees stemming from this situation would not be covered.
Jackie Whalen
Answered on Apr 08, 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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