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Apr 8, 2016
Why do Landlords not require tenants to carry Renters Insurance? SURVEY; APARTMENT FIRES To get a License, you have to have insurance.To get a loan, the Lender requires that you have insurance.To lease a commercial space, the LandlordTo rent an apartment, the Landlord? Why have Residential Landlords, Investors and Property Managers allowed Tenants to go without Renters Insurance? Multiple surveys of Renters confirm that somewhere between 56 to 72% of Renters DO NOT purchase Renters Insurance. I have asked multiple insurance adjusters and firemen what they believe the number is as high as 95% go without insurance. Renter myths on why not purchase insurance: Myth #1: "I don't have enough stuff to need insurance coverage."Myth #2: "Since I am a renter, my landlord will cover property damages."Myth #3: "Renters insurance only covers my personal belongings."Myth #4: "Renters insurance is too expensive." *(US News & World Report) What happens when you have a fire? If your tenant has Renters Insurance, and the Rental Agreement holds the tenant responsible, the Renters Insurance will pay for repairs to your property.If your tenant does NOT have Renters Insurance, you will have additional costs: DeductibleIncreased cost of Insurance due to the claim. If you own multifamily property and do NOT require Renters to carry insurance, I believe you need to ask yourself why. For information on an easy solution.
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