Posted by: Sandy Shores, Broker-Associate | 09/20/2013

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

You Don't Know What You've Got till It's Gone by Sandy Shores, Melbourne FL Real Estate

Being a landlord, I am always careful to explain to tenants moving into a property that a landlord’s rental dwelling insurance policy does not cover the contents of the property, or a renters belongings.   So, if there is a fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, etc. that does damage or destroys the home, the tenant’s personal belongings are not covered.

"I don’t have enough stuff to worry about it if something happens."  This response makes me cringe. Because you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Unfortunately, if something happens, you’ll find out how much you had. 

We’ve seen it on TV… homes destroyed. Insurance will rebuild the landlord’s property. But, the tenant is left with nothing… when he has no insurance.  It’s sad.

Over 60% of tenants have no insurance on their belongings.  And, according to studies, the typical tenant has $30,000+ in belongings.

So, why don’t they have insurance?

Some just haven’t taken the time to shop for it.

Some think it’s too expensive.

Some think they don’t need it.

Some think that the landlords policy will cover their things.

Some think it is the landlord’s responsibility 

A renters policy costs anywhere from about $15 to $20 a month, depending on the value of their contents. That’s cheap for piece of mind! 

Before getting a policy, do an inventory of your belongings, take a video and pictures of your items, place an approximate figure on it of what it’s worth, pull a copy of your credit report, and then start shopping for prices.

Don’t wait, do it today!

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