After all, you’ll be living in your own space that you can decorate and remodel as you please.
While these tasks can be fun to take on, you should also set some money aside to secure renter’s insurance. The last thing you want to occur is for a catastrophe of some kind to take place at your new dwelling and ruin many – or even all – of your belongings. It’s this potential for accidents to happen that you should drive you to check out rates for insuring your apartment.
Some operate under the assumption that they’ll never be faced with an issue where they’ll need renters insurance. However, theft of personal belongings have been known to take place on universities, and if someone is robbed, they may have no other recourse than to dip into their savings and buy a replacement.
Not only do many people underestimate whether they’ll truly need renter insurance but many resort to excuses they think are accurate for why it’s preferable not to obtain renter’s policy. To help you understand why it’s vital to secure renter’s coverage, here are some of the more common myths about the insurance.
“The chance of an incident is slim, so I don’t need coverage.”
You may think your place is safe and secure all the time and that nothing bad could ever occur. This is just a bad way to approach a living situation.
While you shouldn’t assume the worst will happen to your new home, it’s still worth investing some money each month to ensure that if something does occur to your possessions, you’re backed financially and can be reimbursed to cover lost items.
Insurance experts have heard a number of stories about renters who decided to forgo renter’s insurance because they didn’t think they were at risk. But these people soon realize that accidents can happen to anyone and the financial impact they encounter may be significant
“My landlord has a policy, so I’m all set.”
Another false belief commonly held among renters is that if a landlord has insurance, they don’t need any. In reality, a landlord’s insurance policy only covers the building itself, not the items inside the building owned by tenants.
You can’t and shouldn’t assume your landlord’s insurance coverage will cover you too. Instead, you need to be checking out where to find an adequate policy for your particular belongings.
“Renter’s insurance costs too much.”
Finally, one of the biggest misconceptions related to renter’s insurance is that policies are just too expensive for many residents. This, too, is untrue.
Insurance experts note that what the average person spends on a couple of trips to the movie theater often covers what they would spend for a year’s policy on renters insurance. In short, there’s really no excuse not to have a policy in place.
These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
In Quebec, Desjardins Insurance refers to Desjardins General Insurance Inc. In Ontario and Alberta, Desjardins Insurance refers to Certas Direct Insurance Company, underwriter of automobile and property insurance.