Property coverage designed for renters
Moving to a new home can be one of the most stressful life events Canadians experience. While Allstate can’t help to pack your possessions, we are on hand to help you protect them. Contact an Allstate agent to get a free tenant insurance quote today.
What is tenant insurance?
Tenant insurance, also known as renters insurance, is protection for you and your possessions whether you rent a house, apartment or condominium. While your landlord’s insurance policy will cover the building, it won’t necessarily cover the contents. That’s where tenant insurance comes in. Tenant insurance can help cover the cost of replacing your belongings if it’s unexpectedly damaged or stolen in a covered situation, such as fire, theft or a natural disaster.
Why do tenants need insurance?
As a tenant, you don’t own your home, but you own almost everything in it. You’ve invested time and money into making it your own home sweet home. If the unexpected happens, replacing everything without insurance could set you back thousands of dollars. Could you afford to be without it?
Most landlords’ insurance policies don’t cover personal items owned by tenants if the property is destroyed or unintentionally damaged. So, it’s important to have peace of mind with your own rental insurance policy to cover your treasured items.
What does tenant insurance cover?
Tenant Insurance Policy Coverage
Personal Property (contents)
Contents insurance for renters provides coverage for your personal belongings. Without the right tenant insurance, if an item is stolen, damaged or lost, you’ll find yourself out of pocket to replace them.
Should you need to make an insurance claim, you will need to remember not only everything you own but also how much it cost. Allstate offer a free online home inventory tool, myLocker, exclusive to existing myAllstate customers to help identify what’s missing or damaged after the unexpected happens.
Additional Living Expenses
If an insured peril makes your dwelling unfit to live in, or you have to move out while repairs are being made, Allstate will cover any increase in living expenses, including moving costs. Payment will be made to cover the reasonable length of time you are out of your apartment while repairs or rebuilding is being carried out or, if you have to permanently relocate to settle your household elsewhere.
Tenant Liability Insurance
Allstate’s tenant insurance policy provides third-party liability coverage when someone not living with you is injured while on your property (e.g. a fall or trip). It covers legal and medical bills if you are found at fault.
Renters Insurance Optional Extras
Covers you for any direct loss to your property caused by an earthquake.
Personal Articles Coverage
Insures specific items like jewelry, bicycles, cameras and golf equipment that commonly exceed contents coverage limits.
Water Protection Coverage
Water damage is a leading threat to homeowners, condominium dwellers, and tenants of rental properties. Threats to your home and property can come from burst pipes, leaking appliances, storm waters, spring thaw, accumulated rain, and other types of fresh water flooding. You can choose additional coverage with Allstate’s NEW water protection endorsements to ensure you have the right coverage to suit your needs (for qualifying customers):
• Limited Sewer Backup (ON, AB, Maritimes)
• Enhanced Water Damage (ON, AB, Maritimes)
• Ground Water and Sewers (Quebec only)
• Ground Water, Sewers and Overflow of Body of Water (Quebec only)
Home Business Coverage
If your business qualifies for home business coverage, you can purchase a home business endorsement which will cover loss or damage to your business property, business income losses, money and securities, and liability coverage.
Property in a Storage Facility
This protects contents which are stored in a monitored and secured storage facility on your property. This coverage can be extended for up to 12 months.
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How much does tenant insurance cost?
Your tenant insurance premium will depend on a number of factors, including where you live and how much coverage you need. You may also qualify for discounts like “Take Two” Advantage® or a group discount. Please reach out to an Allstate agent today to discuss your coverage needs and get a free no obligation quote.
Tenant Insurance Online
Manage and pay your tenant insurance anywhere, anytime.
Be able to view and update all of your policy details in one convenient place. With the myAllstate app, you will be able to pay your bills or make changes to your coverages, limits and deductibles online.
Exclusive to myAllstate customers, myLocker provides a no-hassle way of keeping track of your possessions. Allstate’s free online home inventory tool helps you to organize your personal belongings and makes it easier to access your inventory should you ever need to make a claim against your contents insurance.
Terms and conditions apply. Coverage, perils, discounts, and availability may vary by region. This contains information about coverage offered by Allstate but does not list all of the conditions and exclusions which apply to the coverage described. The wording of the actual policy and local law will govern. For more information on coverage, perils, discounts and availability, please contact your local agency or 1-800-allstate.