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No matter where you live in Alberta if you’re renting a house, apartment, condo, or basement, you’ll want to have tenant/renters insurance to make sure you are covered. Tenant insurance is for protecting all your things that your landlord’s building and property insurance do not cover. Buying the right insurance is an important step in taking care of your belongings. Tenant insurance provides you with protection against liability. We know this all sounds a bit complicated, that's why Surex gives you a Dedicated Insurance Advisor to help you along the way.
Tenant Insurance in Alberta:
A licensed insurance advisor can offer tenant insurance in Alberta. If you contact the broker channel they can provide you with more than one option, so you can see comparables in price and coverage! We can give you peace of mind with our insurance services.
Tenant insurance in Alberta (also called renters’ insurance) is meant for people who rent the place where they live, whether home, condo, or apartment. It provides coverage against common risks like theft, fire damage, and personal injury that occurs on the property.
Insurance is necessary because a landlord’s home insurance policy won’t cover these perils on behalf of the renter. You want to be covered in case something happens to your home or your belongings.
Tenant insurance is not mandatory at the provincial level, however many property managers won’t lease their units without tenant insurance coverage in place. Renters in Alberta can expect that getting a personal insurance policy quote is a part of renting.
Tenant's insurance generally covers three main things.
If your belongings are damaged or stolen while in your rental property, tenant's insurance in Alberta will help cover the cost of replacement or repair.
This is among the most important aspects of tenant's insurance since most people don’t have the money to replace thousands of dollars in lost items out-of-pocket.
If an accident on your property causes financial harm to a third party, tenant’s insurance with personal liability coverage can help cover lawsuit and settlement costs.
For example, if a guest slips, falls, and injures themselves on a wet floor in an apartment you’re renting, your insurance policy will shield you from the financial fallout of a potential lawsuit.
- Relocation cost reimbursement
If the property you’re renting is rendered uninhabitable, tenant insurance will help shoulder the costs of relocating, and your living expenses.
For example, if you’re forced to stay at a hotel for a few weeks because your rental apartment flooded, tenant insurance may help with your hotel bill along with the cost of purchasing meals and other living expenses.
Tenant insurance in Alberta typically won’t cover replacement costs above a certain amount for extraordinarily expensive items (i.e. jewelry). To make sure you’re covered for the items that matter most to you, it’s important that you read the policy thoroughly. Your Surex broker can help you find the exact policy you need.
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This depends on where you reside, the value of your total contents, your liability limits. Policies normally start at $300/yr and increase as the content values and liability limits increase.
The cheapest tenant insurance provider depends on how your situation fits into the formula companies create to evaluate policyholders. For example, one insurer might weigh your age more heavily than another. This is why it’s a good idea to compare rates from various insurers with Surex. The cheapest tenant insurance provider isn’t always evident.
Tenant insurance in Alberta typically renews automatically each year. You’ll receive new policy documents detailing any changes to your premium and confirming your coverage. Keep in mind that you do have the option to switch policies before your existing one renews. Your renewal period is an opportunity to get a quote for a new policy if you're unhappy with your property insurance.
Tenant insurance is rated based on the type of unit you rent, number of tenants in the unit, value of your contents, physical location of the unit, prior tenant or home claims in the past under your name.
No. If you rent the unit you live in you only require tenant insurance which is often more affordable than home insurance. You want to be properly insured, and tenant insurance will do that for renters.
You can contact your assigned broker/advisor or contact the insurance company directly. Make sure you have your policy # and details of the claim prepare when you call.
Many policies hover around the $20 to $30 range. Since there’s no minimum coverage requirement, you can achieve lower rates by purchasing only the coverage you need. Think about your personal belongings and get the policy and the coverage you need.
The law does permit landlords to include an insurance policy as a lease requirement. Many landlords do so as a tenant’s policy serves to reduce their overall risk.
You’ll need to provide basic information about yourself and the property you’re renting, including:
- The address
- The cumulative value of your personal property
- Who else will be occupying the rental property (you want to make sure that all renters are covered under their own policies.