You have worked hard and have chosen to invest a portion of your earnings in rental property. The last thing you need is for your investment in the property to deplete your savings when something goes wrong. Storms, fire, lightning, vandalism, hail, storm damage, or other problems can make the rental property uninhabitable and lead to serious financial losses. The right rental property insurance could not be more important. In some areas, adding earthquake and flood insurance in addition to rental property insurance may be necessary to protect your investment.
Many people choose to invest in rental property as a way to get a higher return on their savings. Others may choose to rent out their property after moving to a new home or city or to list their home for short-term rentals on Airbnb due to frequent travel. People can make the mistake of believing that a standard homeowner policy will cover any damage, but many homeowner policies have restrictions that limit the amount of time a home can be rented. Some homeowners policies even have exclusions on any rentals if they see the rental property as a source of income. Do you understand the small print on your policy? Thankfully, at Shelby County Farmers Mutual Insurance Association in Harlan, Iowa, we do, and we are here to help.
Each property owner has a unique situation that must be evaluated to put the right insurances in place. Every rental property owner should have their insurances customized to meet their specific needs and avoid risk. We can review your current policy for you and help you ensure that your financial health is protected. Call us to find out more about rental property insurance, or “landlord insurance.” Our local team of agents is easy to reach, and lives and works here in Harlan. When you need an agent you can count on to be responsive and provide individual service, there is no better option than going local.