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How to get affordable renters insurance in Virginia

Renters insurance is an optional — but important — product that works to keep your belongings safe in the event your rental property suffers damage from common incidents. A renters insurance policy protects belongings in the event of fire or smoke damage, a wind storm, vandalism or theft and a number of other misfortunes.

Unlike auto insurance, renters insurance isn't governed by state legislation. Still, there are substantial gaps in average renters insurance prices by state. Renters insurance rates in states diverge based on the number and cost renters claims across the state, and also on the value of the belongings you're insuring.

Getting renters insurance in Virginia is cheaper than the US average. The typical annual renters insurance rate in Virginia is $166, $19 less expensive than the national average.

The best way to find a cheap renters insurance policy in Virginia is to compare rates and consider policies from as many insurance companies as you can. Find out renters insurance rates in Virginia via the below breakdown. Remember: your rates will vary, depending on your coverage limits and the valuation of your belongings.

 
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  1. Rates by company
  2. Rates by city
  3. Rates by coverage level
  4. Bundling discounts
  5. Frequently asked questions

 

Renters insurance prices in Virginia by company

Renters insurance prices in Virginia differ depending on which insurance company you choose. Erie underwrites the most affordable renters insurance in Virginia — only $104 yearly. This beats the state average price of $166, offering a 37% price break on rates typical to the state.

Start shopping for cheap renters insurance by reviewing the most affordable Virginia insurance companies, listed below.

 
AFFORDABLE RENTERS INSURANCE COMPANIES IN VIRGINIA
CompanyAverage Annual Rate in Virginia
Erie$104
Safeco$117
Allstate$127
Travco$128
State Farm$129
 
 

Virginia renters insurance costs by city

Renters insurance rates in Virginia vary depending on the city. Pricing may depend on city-specific variables like the number of local claims filed, meaning your ZIP code could have a major impact on how much you pay.

The best renters insurance in Virginia is available in Reston. The average renters insurance policy in Reston runs only $150 every 12 months — $51 less than the average policy in other Virginia cities. The below table shows the best places to live in Virginia if you’re looking for cheap renters insurance.

 
CHEAPEST CITIES FOR RENTERS INSURANCE IN VIRGINIA
CityAverage Annual Renters Insurance Rate
Reston$150
Centreville$150
Burke$150
Arlington$151
McLean$151
 

Searching for renters insurance info for a specific city? Take a look at our breakdown of the most populous metropolitan areas in Virginia.

  1. Chesapeake
  2. Norfolk
  3. Richmond
  4. Virginia Beach
 

Renters insurance in VA by coverage tier

The cost of your renters insurance depends on the amount of coverage you opt to carry. Two of the most common levels of renters insurance coverage are $25,000 and $50,000 property coverage. In Virginia, the annual cost difference between these tiers is about $64. If you can afford the up-front expense, purchasing more coverage might not be a bad idea.

Coverage LevelAverage Yearly Renters Insurance Rate in Virginia
$25K Property$134
$50K Property$198
 

Tip: bundle auto and renters insurance in Virginia

If you want to save, consider purchasing your renters and car insurance policies from the same company. Bundling auto and renters insurance in Virginia can lead to substantial savings on your auto insurance bill. In fact, bundling policies in Virginia leads to a yearly discount of $38.

 
CAR AND RENTERS BUNDLING DISCOUNTS IN VIRGINIA
Avg. Annual Rate (No Bundle)Avg. Annual Rate (w/ Bundle)Annual Savings ($)Annual Savings (%)
$918$880$384%
 

Virginia renters insurance FAQs

 

Is renters insurance required in Virginia?

Many landlords require renters insurance when signing your lease. However, the coverage is highly recommended anyway as it offers many protections to you and your belongings.

What does Virginia renters insurance cover?

In Virginia, renters insurance provides liability coverage, medical payments to others, property protection, and temporary housing should your home be made uninhabitable. Each renters insurance company may have different levels of coverage, so it's important to shop around to find the policy that is right for you.



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Kristine Lee
Kristine LeeManager, Content and Data

Kristine is a licensed insurance agent and one of The Zebra’s in-house content researchers and writers.

With a background in copywriting, she covers the ins and outs of auto, home, life and renters insurance, providing data-backed insights and information to help insurance shoppers make informed decisions. Kristine has contributed her insurance expertise to publications such as Automoblog, USInsuranceAgents.com and BestCompany.com. Her research has been cited by Car and Driver.