Whether you’re in Tennessee to study, work, play, or anything in between, you might want to cover your stuff with renters insurance.
We’ll take you through the basics of renters insurance coverage, and also go through some of the most incredible cities and hidden gems and beyond to explore in the Volunteer State.
Here’s what we’ll discuss:
- How much does renters insurance cost in Tennessee?
- What does your renters insurance cover in Tennessee?
- Is renters insurance required in Tennessee?
- How can you save on renters insurance?
- What’s the right amount of coverage to get?
How much does renters insurance cost in Tennessee?
Renters insurance in Tennessee costs an average of $20/month as of 2023, according to ValuePenguin.com.
Your own quote will depend on various factors, including the specific town or city you live in, as well as the coverage limits and deductible you choose.
What does your renters insurance cover in Tennessee?
Okay, so you get that a renters insurance policy is a great idea in theory… but obviously you’re curious about what it can actually do for you. Let’s break down the components of what your policy covers and your coverage options.
‘Personal property coverage makes sure your stuff, your personal belongings, is protected from “perils” like theft, vandalism, fire, and other damage—whether you’re relaxing at your apartment or traipsing across Europe. So if your living room furniture is ruined due to water damage from that burst pipe, or your phone is stolen while you’re taking a trip to Berlin, your renters insurance policy has your back.
Among Lemonade renters insurance customers, the most reported claims (22% of the total) are due to theft. Water damage and weather-related damage are also common reasons for claims.
Loss of Use
What about if disaster strikes? If you can’t stay at your home because of covered losses (like a fire or windstorm), your loss of use coverage provides reimbursements for temporary housing and additional living expenses such as food, laundry, hotel parking, and more.
If someone is injured in your apartment or anyone on your policy causes damage to someone else’s property or stuff, your insurance company should have things like legal fees and property damage covered.
Your insurer covers medical expenses if your guests get injured at your place or if you accidentally hurt people outside of your home as well. Note that your renters insurance policy does not cover medical payments if you or someone residing with you is injured—only non-residents and guests.
Is renters insurance required in Tennessee?
While there’s no law requiring that you purchase renters insurance in Tennessee, your individual landlord might specifically require it. And if your lease specifies that you need renters insurance, well… that’s that.
The good news is that it’s easy to sign up for a renters insurance policy with Lemonade, and you’ll thank yourself later if your stuff gets stolen or damaged! When signing up, your landlord might request they be added as an ‘interested party‘ on your policy. This just means they’ll be kept in the loop when you make any policy changes—or if you cancel your policy. It’s super easy to add them using the Lemonade app.
How can you save on renters insurance cost in Tennessee?
Depending how you bundle your policies, you can be eligible for savings and lower costs.
In addition to renters insurance, Lemonade also offers term life, car, and pet health insurance in the state of Tennessee. A common choice might involve bundling your car and renters insurance together, which also means you’d be able to file claims for both policies through a single app.
Click below to explore your bundle discount options when combining renters insurance with pet insurance.
And yes, there are other ways to lower the cost of your renters insurance, but some of them you’ll want to think carefully about.
- Lowering your coverage limits can reduce your premium. However, saving a bit of cash up front could leave you vulnerable to paying more out of pocket later, in the event of a claim.
- Raising your deductible might also drop your premium—but again, this means you’d be liable for more out of pocket expenses in the future.
- Investing in safety and security services, like fire alarms or burglar alarms, can also make you eligible for discounts.
What’s the right amount of coverage to get?
There’s no easy answer to the question of “how much renters insurance you need,” and it depends on how much stuff you have to cover and what it’s worth. As we discussed above, your policy has a few main categories: Contents (your stuff); Loss of Use (temporary living expenses); and then personal liability and medical bills.
You’re able to set the coverage limits for these categories when you sign up for a Lemonade policy. Lower coverage limits might save you a few bucks on your monthly premiums—but they might also leave you with insufficient coverage when you have to make a claim. You’ll also need to figure out your deductible. It’s a balancing act and one that requires you to think about your property and lifestyle. Take a few minutes to apply to see your renters insurance quote to get a sense of your insurance options.
Also, if you’ve got valuables that are especially pricey or important—things like engagement rings, fancy cameras, musical instruments, or artworks—you can add ‘scheduled personal property coverage’ for those items. At Lemonade, we simply call it ‘Extra Coverage’—here’s a bunch more info about that.