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Do I Need To Get Renters Insurance If I Live With Roommates?

Living with roommates is an excellent way to cut down on your living expenses like rent and save more money. At David King Insurance Services LLC, we have many Coppell, TX, residents who ask us whether they need renters insurance if they live with roommates. Renter’s insurance covers your personal items as a tenant, and here is what you should know.

It’s Best to Get Individual Renter’s Insurance

If you live with roommates, you still need renter’s insurance, and it’s best that you get your individual renters’ policy. You will need to take an accurate inventory of what items belong to you in the house and present that to the insurer. If you take an individual renters insurance, it won’t cover any other property in the house that doesn’t belong to you. This is because the policy will be priced to cover only the risk to your items. Never share or add your roommates to your renter’s policy. This will save you from the woes of sharing a policy with some.

The Risks of Adding Roommates to Your Renter’s Insurance

Depending on your insurance provider, it can be possible to add your roommates to your renter’s insurance, although this isn’t advisable. This is because if any of the roommates file a claim and you don’t, the claim will still reflect on your claims history. Therefore, your claims history will show that you regularly make claims even though you don’t. This will result in higher premiums for your renter’s insurance. Additionally, if you share a renters insurance with your roommates and one of them misses a premium payment, this can make the insurer increase the premiums for all of you. This will also tarnish your insurance record and result in higher premiums in other coverages.

Are you seeking renter’s insurance in Coppell, TX? The insurance experts at David King Insurance Services LLC are ready to help you. Call us today.

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