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Why Do You Need Contents Insurance?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Accidents can happen in the most inappropriate time. No matter how careful you are, some events are just inevitable, and may suddenly turn your most treasured possessions into scraps. In addition, the accident can extend to your neighbors’ home and damage their valuables too. Although it is not your fault, you will have to pay to put things right. If you will think about how much it would cost to fix all the damages and replace all lost items, the price of contents insurance may not sound too bad.

What is Contents Insurance?

Contents insurance, in its simplest definition, is a type of insurance that covers for the loss or damage to personal or household properties of an individual due to an accident or natural disaster. It can be bought separately or with a home insurance. Properties may be appliances, electrical equipment, furniture, clothing, or anything of value that is not permanently attached to the house. In most cases, these properties are still covered if taken with the policy holders when they move to a new residence. However, it should be noted that accidents started out by the policyholders may not be included in the policy.

Tenant Contents Insurance

Tenant Insurance is a type of contents insurance designed for individuals who live in a rented accommodation.  The landlord should take care of insuring the building, but the tenants themselves are in-charge of the properties in their apartment unit, except when the damages are brought about by natural catastrophes or incidents beyond their control. Damages to properties in a fully-furnished apartment due to carelessness of the tenants or their visitors will have to be reimbursed by the tenants. The tenant insurance should protect the policy holders from such misfortune. Personal items by the tenants are also covered in the insurance depending on the policy (this usually applies to semi-furnished apartments).

Costs of premium for tenant insurance may vary depending on the number of property items to cover. For a cost-effective contents insurance policy, it is recommended to include only the most precious or irreplaceable items. Irreplaceable items can be jewelries, computers, fancy gadgets, and other items that you invested highly on, hence the term irreplaceable items insurance coverage.

Summary and Conclusion

Policy holders can enjoy the full benefits of contents insurance if all essential considerations are made prior to obtaining one. It will help to research and ask around. Compare prices and coverage offered by different insurance companies. Inquire about liability no-claims bonus, and make sure that the insurance representative presents all possible options available.  The cheapest price is not always the best deal, and vice versa. Remember that the role of contents insurance is to give peace of mind to the policy holder; but without careful evaluation beforehand, the policy could otherwise cause a headache. 

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