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Landlord-tenant dispute in collapsed Redmond roof

Posted on 20 Jan 2015 In: renters insurance

Landlord-tenant dispute in collapsed Redmond roofNews from Bend Bulletin:
On the morning of Nov. 13, as heavy snow descended, the southern part of a nondescript industrial building off U.S. Highway 97 in Redmond collapsed.
One of three lessees of the building now plans to file a lawsuit against the landlord, Scott Morgan, for damages, alleging the unsafe conditions of the building violate his lease.
Travis Anderson, the owner of cabinetmaker TBA Construction, rents the northernmost third of the building. He said he’ll seek damages for the cost of [...] Continue Reading…

Renters: Make sure your property is insured

Posted on 19 Jan 2015 In: renters insurance

Renters: Make sure your property is insuredNews from Military Times:By Karen Jowers, Staff Writer 10:54 a.m. EST January 19, 2015

A renters policy will cover personal belongings that are damaged or stolen.(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In the wake of the economic downturn of the last seven or eight years, more people are renting than buying homes. But if you rent, make sure your belongings are covered by a renters insurance policy. That includes folks who live in barracks and family housing.
Too many military people assume personal belongings such as TVs, clothes and computers are covered for [...] Continue Reading…

4 ways to review insurance protection for winter activitiesNews from Morrow County Sentinel:
COLUMBUS — Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor advises Ohioans to make important insurance considerations before indulging in their favorite winter activities to ensure they are covered if an unfortunate incident occurs.
“Winter activities are a fun way to get outside and enjoy all Ohio has to offer,” Taylor said. “As you prepare to make plans, work with your insurance agent or insurance company to make sure you and your families are protected.”
Snow Removal at Home
Generally, your homeowner’s or renter’s [...] Continue Reading…

Renters Insurance Quotes for 2015 Now Searchable Online at Consumer …News from Insurance News Net:
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2015
Adults in the U.S. who currently rent apartments or condos now have the option to review prices from insurance companies through the Quotes Pros portal for 2015. Renters insurance quotes from new companies can now be located through use of the revised tool at http://quotespros.com/renters-insurance.html.
A updated listing of national and state level companies is now available to browse while using the QuotesPros.com portal this year. Rates that are good through the rest of 2015 can [...] Continue Reading…

Include list of expensive property in renter’s insurance policyNews from KPHO Phoenix:GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -
Your renter’s insurance policy may not call for an itemized list of your most expensive items, but include it anyway.
You might think if you have photos and receipts for items stolen from your home, that’s all you’d need to have your claim approved by your insurance company; but not always. It’s smarter to give them a list of your property, upfront, whether you’re required to provide it or not.
“They chiseled it open,” Terry Woods said.
Woods says thieves broke into his Chandler townhome and [...] Continue Reading…

Renters Insurance by Zip Code Featured at Insurer Portal OnlineNews from Insurance News Net:
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 21, 2014
A new way to discover costs supplied by insurance agencies that specialize in renter coverage has been developed at the Insurance Pros website. Men and women who rent homes, apartments or town homes can now find renters insurance by zip code using the open finder at http://insuranceprosusa.com/renters-insurance.html.
The system for public research that is now active for adults to begin searching for insurers this year is capable of supplying a direct link to various agencies in the [...] Continue Reading…

Most renters shun needed insurance

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 In: renters insurance

Most renters shun needed insuranceNews from Akron Leader Publications:
1/8/2015 – West Side Leader     
By Tom KellyHomeowners are not the only people hit by unexpected losses. People renting homes and apartments also have their worldly possessions wiped out by fire, flood or theft. Victims say the real pain, more tender than the actual disaster, is not being able to replace those possessions.
While nearly all homeowners carry some sort of insurance coverage, most insurance agents say that only about 25 percent of all renters purchase an insurance policy for their belongings. Often, seniors who have [...] Continue Reading…

Many Hispanic Renters Overestimate Cost of InsuranceNews from Insurance Journal:
Almost half (43 percent) of Hispanics without renters insurance think they cannot afford it but they overestimate the cost, a new survey shows.
Eighty-eight percent of respondents in the Hispanic market survey by State Farm overestimate what a typical renters policy costs per month, with over half thinking it costs $ 50 or more a month, when in many cases renters insurance can cost as little as $ 12 a month.
Hispanics represent about half of all renters. Yet only 29 percent report having renters [...] Continue Reading…

Ask Bucky and Penny: Renters insurance

Posted on 2 Dec 2014 In: renters insurance

Ask Bucky and Penny: Renters insuranceNews from Oklahoma Daily:

Dear Bucky and Penny:
I’m moving into a rental house during winter break. Is renters insurance necessary?
Thanks,
Jeremy D.
ANSWER:
Dear Jeremy,
This is a great question. When you rent a property, you are typically NOT covered under the owners insurance policy. It is our recommendation that you do invest in a renters insurance policy to cover your personal belongings in the event of a fire, theft or other catastrophic event. The good news is that these policies are generally affordable and can cost anywhere from $ 8 – $ [...] Continue Reading…

Renters insurance encouraged

Posted on 30 Nov 2014 In: renters insurance

Renters insurance encouragedNews from Enid News & Eagle:
Two local renters who lost their duplex in a fire last week reportedly are among the nearly 70 percent of Oklahomans without renters insurance.
“I just felt so sorry for them,” the duplex landlord Jack Rich said.

One of the families made it out with just the pajamas they were wearing and a blanket, he said.
“Those people lost everything,” Rich said. “The renters insurance, they say, is not very expensive. People don’t think about that until it actually happens.”
Rich, who owns several rental properties in Enid, has never experienced [...] Continue Reading…