Whether you rent a house or apartment, you will need to protect your personal property and insure against others’ claims of damage or injury. Contrary to what some believe, your landlord’s insurance does not offer you that protection. Here at the Bethesda General Insurance Agency in Silver Spring, Maryland, we can help you understand your options and responsibilities as a tenant and walk you through making the right choices for your own renters insurance needs, whether you live in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC.
Renters (or Tenants) insurance is your financial protection from destruction or loss of your possessions or for claims brought by others for losses where you are at fault.
Types of Renters Insurance Coverage
A renter insurance policy provides the following types of coverage:
- Personal liability covers claims brought against you by others for their bodily injury or damaged property occurring at your home or elsewhere when you, your covered family members or your household pets are at fault.
- Personal property coverage protects your belongings against loss or against damage in your home or elsewhere.
- Loss of use covers your additional living expenses if/when you are forced to live elsewhere while your home is repaired/rebuilt after a covered peril.
Renters Insurance Policy Types
Typically, there are two types of renters insurance policies available and they differ in their method of reimbursement.
- Actual cash value reimburses the full value of your lost/damaged possessions up to the limit of your policy after deduction for depreciation.
- Replacement cost does not deduct for depreciation.
Our capable agents have experience with renters insurance; and with their help, you can learn about available discounts and coverage choices to create just the right policy for your needs. So why not contact us today to discuss how we can help.
Liability limits, deductibles, additional coverages and discounts can vary to meet your needs.