The short answer is yes. Here are a few reasons to convince you to purchase tenant insurance.
For one, as a tenant you are liable –legally responsible – for any harm you cause to any part of your building and to others who live or visit there. For example, if your faulty toaster oven starts a fire that damages not only your apartment, but also other units, you may be responsible for the damages and repairs. You are also responsible for any damage that your visitors to the building might cause.
Then there are your possessions. You might not think that you have much of real value, but what if you had to replace everything all at once, due to fire or water damage? Replacing your clothing could cost you a few thousand dollars. Even your old couch and bed might not look like much, but buying new ones would definitely cause an unexpected financial hardship. When you consider what it would cost to replace everything, monthly insurance premiums look reasonable by comparison.
If you are a resident at a CAPREIT or RPMS site, you can utilize our tenant insurance program. Administered by Hub International and underwritten by Totten Group Insurance, the program provides you with broad coverage at competitive rates.
For a special offer of $180 per year, use the secure on-line link at www.hubinternational.ca/e-tip to purchase your tenant insurance.
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In Ontario, CAPREIT residents use CAPON and RPMS residents use RPMSON
For Saskatchewan use: CAPSK
For Alberta use: CAPAB
For British Colombia use: CAPBC
For Nova Scotia use: CAPNS