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How to shop for your tenant insurance policy with Hardbacon

Comparing prices from several insurers before choosing a renter’s insurance policy can usually save hundreds of dollars a year. Here are the 4 steps to follow.

Tell us where you are

The first step is to enter your province of residence in the box on the left, and click on the “Compare prices” button. Your province will help us redirect you to the appropriate partner.

Tell us what type of coverage you are looking for

The third step is to answer questions about the type of coverage you want. This is where you will specify the type of renter’s insurance, the amount of coverage, the value of your belongings, the amount of the deductible, etc.

Tell us what type of coverage you are looking for

The third step is to answer questions about the type of coverage you want. This is where you will specify the type of renter’s insurance, the amount of coverage, the value of your belongings, the amount of the deductible, etc.

Tell us more about the apartment you want to insure

The fourth and final step before you can submit your application is to answer questions about the apartment you want to insure. This is where you will indicate the size of your apartment, how far away the nearest fire station is, etc.

Tips for saving on your next tenant insurance policy

Rent a partially-furnished apartment

Tenant’s insurance covers most of your belongings. A good portion of the insurance amount is usually allocated for appliances. If your landlord provides a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer, the amount of coverage you need will be less.

Increase the deductible

By increasing your deductible, you can reduce the cost of your premiums. Typically, home insurance deductibles range from $500 to $1,000, so you may want to consider a $1,000 deductible. However, keep in mind that in the event of a claim, you will have to pay a larger amount before being compensated.

Rent an apartment at the top of a building

One of the most common insurance claims is water damage. By being at the top of your building, there will be less chance of water getting into your home and damaging your property.

Limit claims

Every time you make a claim, you increase the chance that your premiums will go up at renewal time. Try to claim only when necessary. Some insurers offer you a discount if you don’t make a claim.

Frequently asked questions about tenant insurance

What is tenant insurance?

Tenant insurance provides both property protection and liability coverage. For example, if you cause damage to the building and your landlord claims compensation, your insurer will have to cover the cost of that damage. Tenant insurance may also include coverage for relocation in the event of a disaster. In the event that your home becomes uninhabitable as a result of a covered loss, your insurer will compensate you for the additional living expenses caused by your relocation.

How much does tenant insurance cost?

This type of insurance is generally inexpensive, since the risks are less significant. You are insuring your property and not the building, which significantly reduces the amount of compensation in the event of a loss. Since every situation is different, it is difficult to give an amount without having assessed your situation.

What is liability insurance for renters?

Third party liability covers damage to others. That is, damage you may cause to your landlord’s property or the property of other tenants. For example, if you forget that your bathtub is running and it overflows, the resulting water damage could cause damage to your apartment or even the one below. The landlord will have to fix it, but he or she will pass the bill on to you, since you are responsible for the damage. This is when your tenant insurance liability coverage kicks in. In the event of a claim, your insurer will analyze the situation and determine who, between you and your landlord, is responsible. Even if you are covered, it is preferable that your landlord be responsible, since it is his or her insurer who will have to pay in this case. Therefore, it is important to never admit liability before talking to your insurer. This civil liability only covers damage caused in the course of your private life.

Does renters insurance cover water damage

Most renters insurance policies cover water damage, but be sure to read your policy carefully before assuming this is the case. Since you do not own the building, this coverage will only cover the property you own and your relocation costs (if necessary). Since all tenant insurance policies include liability, damage to others as a result of water damage is also covered.

Are tenants required to have renters insurance in Canada?

Tenant insurance is not mandatory. Some landlords may require it and ask for proof of coverage. Although it is not mandatory, it could be very useful, at least to cover your civil liability. You should also keep in mind that, without insurance, you will not be compensated in the event that an incident causes you to lose all your belongings.

As a landlord, should I require tenants to get renters insurance?

In order to protect yourself, it is best to have your tenants purchase a tenant insurance policy. In the event that your tenant causes damage to you and is not insured, you may have to go to court to get compensation. Suing a tenant who does not want to pay could be expensive and may not be worth it, because even if you win in court, you may have difficulty enforcing a favourable judgment in the case of an insolvent or bad faith tenant.

Can I cancel my tenant insurance?

You can always cancel an insurance policy with penalties. If you cancel your policy, make sure you are covered during the transition from one insurer to another. If you want to get out of insurance, make sure your lease does not require it.

Can I get renters insurance before I move in?

You will not be able to purchase tenant insurance until you take possession of the apartment. From the first day you take possession of your new apartment, your policy will be in effect.

Can my landlord make me get renters insurance?

Your landlord may require you to purchase a tenant insurance policy. If it is written into the building’s rules or your lease, you will have to comply. This is a legal requirement, just like buildings that refuse pets.

Does tenant insurance cover mold damage?

In general, mold is excluded from the tenant’s insurance contract. However, it is strongly recommended that you contact your landlord and your insurer as soon as you notice a loss. If we delay too long before notifying the insurer, it could compensate only for a portion or not at all, depending on the case.

Does tenant insurance cover roommates?

Your roommate is not automatically covered by your insurance policy. You have two options if you want your roommate to be covered. You could add your roommate to the policy as a named insured. This will allow your insurer to cover their property, liability and relocation expenses in the event of a claim. Alternatively, you can each have your own tenant insurance policy. It’s up to you to see which is more advantageous in terms of premium cost. “

Does tenant insurance cover loss of jewelry?

If you have an all risk policy, loss of property is covered. However, limitations may apply to this category of property. It is best to assess the value of your jewelry in order to purchase a policy that will meet your needs. If you have a specified perils policy, loss of property is generally not covered.

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