Renters Insurance

Does the unit I want to rent need to be a legally registered residence in order for me to get renters insurance coverage?

Most likely, an insurance company is going to want the address to be verifiable before they offer coverage. If the unit doesn't have an address, you should list the main residence's address on your renters insurance and the same rules would likely apply.

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Who is responsible for carrying sinkhole insurance? The renters or the landlord?

If your parents are renters, they are not responsible for the property — just their own liability and possessions — so it's not required to have sinkhole insurance since that's property-related. The landlord has to maintain safe living conditions for their property.

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Does renters insurance cover hotel stay if my air conditioning system goes out?

Typically, your renter's policy will not cover your hotel due to your air conditioner being out. A broken AC is not considered the loss of use of the dwelling (home) — they typically only pay for other accommodations when the entire dwelling is uninhabitable.

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How do I get reimbursed for mold damage when my landlord requires me to pay rent in cash?

Hello, Sorry to hear about your situation. This is a tough call.

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How do I dispute a renters insurance claim while I was in prison?

LexisNexis is the company that maintains the insurance claim database. If you are disputing a claim, especially if you're the victim of identity theft and you did not file it, you should contact them about getting it removed.

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Difference in an HO-2, HO-3, HO-4, HO-5, and HO-6 policy?

We have more in-depth information about home insurance here. These numbers correspond to either home, renters, or condo insurance.

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Will my HO4 renters policy cover wet fungi protection?

I can't answer this question - you need to look at the exclusions and special coverages in your renters' insurance policy dec page (declaration page). That part of your policy will specify how much coverage you have - if any.

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Can I sue if a ceiling collapsed on me after repairs?

I'm sorry to hear that happened. I hope your brother is okay.

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Will my renters policy cover additional living expenses?

Your renter's insurance policy only covers your personal property and personal liability - not the property or displacement due to an issue with the dwelling. Since it is an issue with the dwelling, your landlord should have coverage for this type of issue on their policy.

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Do I have coverage against damage caused by a fish tank?

Your renter's insurance might cover the damage to your apartment via the liability portion. The best way to handle this is to contact Geico and their claim's department.

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Does my renters insurance coverage damage to my vehicle?

In short, no. Your renters insurance excludes damage to your vehicle because it is considered a part of your car insurance.
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