If you rent your home, your landlord’s property insurance will not cover your belongings in case of fire, theft or damage.
We often think of home insurance as protecting the big stuff—like pipes, appliances, and the physical structure of the home or building. If you are renting, your landlord may have his or her own insurance policy to cover these kinds of items. But their insurance will not cover your personal belongings, such as furniture, jewellery, or entertainment equipment. Your landlord’s insurance will also not protect you if someone is injured on your property.
That’s where renter’s insurance comes in. Renter’s insurance could protect you from liability if guests injure themselves in your home. Renter’s insurance could also help replace your possessions in the event of a loss or damage due to a covered risk.