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Can Roommates Share a Renters’ Insurance Policy?

At DePaulo Agency, serving the greater Scotia, NY area, our team offers an array of insurance products to serve local community members. One of the products that we offer is renters insurance. Unfortunately, we have seen many misconceptions about renters insurance among renters. One of the questions is whether roommates can share a policy or whether every roommate needs their own renters’ insurance policy. Read on to learn more about this topic. 

Can Roommates Share a Renters’ Insurance Policy? 

Roommates can share a renters’ insurance policy as long as they live under the same roof. However, most professionals recommend that each renter has their own policy. The reason for this is that you have full control over the policy. If you are sharing a policy, you may not know if a premium is paid late and your policy has been canceled, or you may not know the policy’s limits. When you have your own policy, you have full control over every aspect of the policy. 

How Can You Verify If You Are Covered Under a Renters’ Insurance Policy?

If you share a renters’ insurance policy with roommates, verifying that every renter’s name is covered under the policy is crucial. Look at the policy and look at the covered individuals. People make a mistake and assume that since the address is listed on the policy, it covers every renter listed under that address. Unless your name is specifically listed as a covered party, you are not covered under the policy. 

Whether you are looking to get your own renters’ insurance policy or to share a policy with one or more roommates in the greater Scotia, NY area, DePaulo Agency is here to help you. Call or email us today to learn more about obtaining a renters’ insurance policy for rented homes, apartments, condos, or even rented rooms.