Recommended Renters Insurance Features San Diego Renters

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Recommended Renters Insurance Features San Diego Renters

Staff Writer · Nov 2, 2009

When they are looking at moving into this Southern California city, there are a few things that San Diego renters should be looking at for getting a renters insurance policy that covers possible contingencies they may run into. Every insurance company’s renter coverage is different, and it makes sense to go over the documentation before your move, to plan for what items you may want to include.

Fire and Earthquake Damage

We all see that Southern California is periodically wracked with fires. Wildfires get out of control and cause extreme property damage over wide swaths of this region. At the same time, earthquakes also do damage occasionally in the Southern California area. Both of these items may or may not be included on your renters insurance. Check and see that you have your natural disaster policy items intact.

Identity Theft

The issue of identity theft is quickly becoming a national preoccupation. As criminals learn how to get personal data (sifting through trash, impersonating individuals, etc.), this kind of crime is becoming a real threat to anyone’s financial solvency. Some reports indicate that California’s growing population is relatively intelligent about this kind of practice compared to, say, regions of the Midwest. In any case, an identity theft rider on your renters insurance is a good thing to get anywhere, but perhaps particularly relevant in the San Diego area.

Summer Climate Issues

You may not encounter problems with excessive winter precipitation in San Diego, but on the other hand, you may run into problems related to the hot summer climate in the area. Some San Diego residents posting online who regretted not purchasing renters insurance complained about smells from heated roofing tar and similar materials. Others had problems with rats and other scavengers. Try to foresee the issues you might run to in your San Diego neighborhood, and get them added onto your renters policy.

Dog Bite Insurance

In a place like San Diego, where lots of residents keep dogs for protection, it’s also good to include dog bite endorsements on your renters policy, especially if you have a type of dog that is listed as a more dangerous breed.

Garage Theft and Vandalism Coverage

Of course, renters anywhere will need the usual burglary-theft coverage in a renters insurance. You may want a separate rider for cause for a garage where you keep your car, especially if it’s a nifty new model that might be desirable to thieves.

Plumbing Problems

Another thing you want to look at your San Diego neighborhood is how well the indoor plumbing is set up. It’s not a bad thing to consider water damage coverage for issues with sewer and water pipes or other installations.

All of the above are things you might want to think about when moving into San Diego and pondering your options for adding endorsements to a renters insurance policy. Remember, although landlords and others generally pay for insurance policies on a building, none of the damage to your personal possessions will be covered without a specific renters insurance policy that you take out to protect your investment in all that you own in your home.

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