Do you need renters insurance for an apartment?

September 27, 2023

My parents advised me to consider purchasing renters insurance. But according to the Internet, it is not legally necessary. Should I buy it?

Renters insurance isn’t mandatory by law, but landlords have the right to require renters insurance before they rent out apartments or homes. However, whether your landlord requires renters insurance or not, there are many reasons to purchase it:

  • It provides liability coverage (if someone is injured on the rented property).
  • It covers personal belongings (clothes, electronics, jewelry, etc.).
  • It’s relatively cheap, $15 to $30 per month.
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