Ontario Renters Insurance

Protect your personal belongings with an Ontario renters insurance broker

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What do you think your belongings are worth? Conducting a thorough home inventory might be an eye-opening experience since the value of your furniture, video game collection, clothing, books and movable appliances can really add up. Without coverage, replacing these items could be a real financial hardship. With an Ontario renters insurance broker, you are covered.

Plus, if you have valuables such as expensive jewellery or collectibles, an endorsement to a tenants insurance policy can add to the policy’s provisions. This means that in the event of a covered loss, the amount of insurance is enough to cover the repair, replacement or cash reimbursement of the item. That also means that your expensive camera equipment or wedding ring can be covered too.

Ontario Renters Insurance Considerations

Ontario renters insurance provides protection against both property loss and liability (in the event that you cause injury or property damage) Students of Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College (or any student residence) should consider purchasing tenants insurance to protect their belongings while living in residence.

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Property Protection for Renters

Ontario renters insurance covers your possessions against damage for things such as fire, smoke, lightning, vandalism, theft and water damage—but not flooding—to name a few.

It also extends beyond on-premise theft and hazards, covering property that is stolen from your car, or lost or damaged anywhere you happen to be.

Liability Protection for Renters

In addition to protecting your personal property, renters insurance also protects you in the event that you are responsible for injury or property damage to others. That means you’ll likely be protected if someone slips and sprains their ankle at your annual birthday bash.

Liability also provides coverage for legal defence costs and judgments in a lawsuit, whether the incident occurred within your rented residence, or elsewhere.

Ontario Renters Insurance Coverage Options

There are two personal property coverage options to choose from: replacement cost value or actual cash value. We recommend insuring your personal property for its replacement cost value. Here’s an example to illustrate the difference:

The furniture you bought a few years ago for $650 is now worth only $100, but today costs $900 to replace. With an actual cash value policy, you would get reimbursed the current depreciated cost minus your deductible. However, if you have replacement cost for your personal property, you would collect the full cost to replace the furniture, less your deductible.

The longer you own your belongings, the less value they hold. Replacement cost value ensures that you can replace yesterday’s purchases at today’s prices.

Why Do I Need Renters Insurance

Just because your landlord has coverage doesn’t mean that you do too. In most cases, your landlord's insurance policy covers only structural damage to the building itself. Renters insurance in Ontario protects your possessions in case of a covered loss from fire, smoke, lightning, vandalism and theft. It also extends beyond on premise theft and hazards, covering property that is stolen from your car, or is lost or damaged anywhere you happen to be.

Is Coverage Affordable?

Because renters insurance covers only the value of your belongings, not the building, the premium is relatively inexpensive. For about the same cost as going to the movies once a month, you can gain peace of mind, regardless of life’s unexpected mishaps.

Get a renters insurance quote online and find out for yourself!

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