- Understanding Home And Contents Insurance
- Your Guide To Renters Insurance
- A Home Owner’s Guide To Home And Contents Insurance
- Home And Contents FAQ
- Contents Insurance Explained
- Landlord Insurance Explained
- Claiming Home And Contents Insurance
- Home & Contents Queensland
- Fire Insurance
- Mobile Phone Insurance
- The Average Value Of Home Contents
- How To Find Great Value Home & Contents Insurance
- Smart Homes
Here’s a closer look at how Renters Insurance could help to protect from damage and/or loss to certain belongings.
Before deciding on a policy, ensure you review the Product Disclosure Statement for information on policy inclusions, limitations and exclusions.
What is Contents Insurance for renters?
Contents Insurance can help provide protection against damage and loss to personal items in your home. You may even be able to add on additional cover to protect some valuable items when they’re away from the home with you (review the Product Disclosure Statement for this information).
Contents insurance while renting
Some renters may mistakenly believe their valuables are covered by their landlord’s insurance policy or their Landlord. Or perhaps some simply think, “It won’t happen to me”.
According to Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Contents insurance can help cover some of your valuable belongings against damage and loss, subject to the defined events and limits of your policy policy. According to ASIC, this can include:
- Any accidental event
Always read over the terms and conditions and Product Disclosure Statement of your policy to make sure you understand the exclusions, limits and conditions that may affect your coverage. If you have any questions, speak to your insurer.
What types of personal items can be covered?
With furniture, appliances, clothing, computers, electronics and jewellery, the value of the contents in your home can quickly add up. Contents Insurance is designed to help cover you for the replacement value of some of these everyday items.
However, bear in mind that it’s your responsibility to keep your receipts and to determine the correct replacement value for your items. In some cases, this may involve nominating specific items on your policy.
Are there different types of Contents insurance?
While all Contents insurance policies are designed to do one thing – protect the contents in your home – not all contents policies are the same.
In some cases there will be options to add extras for a higher premium. For example, some of the additional options may include cover for:
- Accidental damage. Covers you for loss or damage to contents caused by an accident in the home.
- Flood insurance. Provides additional cover for the contents in your home due overflowing lakes, rivers, dams, etc.
- Nomination of Specific Items. Most policies will have policy limits for some more expensive items, such as jewellery, and will require you to nominate those items on your policy.
What is Home insurance?
Home insurance differs from Contents insurance in that it’s designed to help cover the cost of repairing, rebuilding or replacing the building itself which is generally the responsibility of the landlord.
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Last updated: 4/12/2019