Renters Insurance

My neighbor flooded my apartment, does renters insurance cover the damage?

If you have renters insurance, your policy should cover the damage to your personal property up to the coverage limit. You'd be subject to a deductible if you were to file a claim.

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Does renters insurance include pet coverage?

Unless specifically stated, renters insurance extends liability coverage to your pet. This also applies to situations outside of your home.

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Do we have to have receipts for everything in our home when getting renters insurance?

Fortunately, you do not need to keep receipts of everything you own, but it does help to have a record just in case. Most people tend to underestimate how much they have.

Homeowners Insurance

What kind of insurance do I need for a short term rental property?

Thanks for your question. It sounds like you would want a standard HO-3 homeowners policy that would allow for short term rentals.

Renters Insurance

How can I get short term rental insurance?

In recent years, short-term rentals have grown tremendously. The rise of sites like Airbnb have made it easier for travelers to find lodging and for hosts to make a nice little side income.

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.

Renters Insurance

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.

Renters Insurance

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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Renters Insurance

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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If I'm looking to get renters insurance on a short-term Airbnb rental, what's the best way to go about it?

I certainly understand your concern, but you cannot get a renters policy for an Airbnb you are temporarily residing in. If you have a renters policy for your current address, your liability coverage will cover any damage you cause to the Airbnb (up to your liability limit).

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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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