Is it legal for an apartment complex to require that you carry 'renters insurance' or they will not renew your lease?

Asked over 2 years ago - Deland, FL

Is it legal for an apartment complex to require that you carry 'renters insurance' or they will not renew your lease?

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  1. Jeffrey Alan Adelman

    Contributor Level 12

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    Answered . Of course they can. It is their property. You don't have to sign the renewal.

  2. Michelle L. Kelson

    Contributor Level 5

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    Answered . Yes. The complex can require rental insurance. Rental insurance is for your protection. Most leases have exclusions for incidents that may arise, so it is for your own protection that you carry your own renters insurance. Of course, like my peer has already indicated, you can always sign with a different apartment complex. It is your choice.

  3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly

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    Answered . Yes, it is legal for an apartment complex to require renters insurance.

    You can always check the Florida Statutes Chapter 83 to see if a clause is unconscionable.

    Good luck.

  4. Stephanie Bolton

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Yes, but if it's a new requirement you can try and use it to negotiate a lower rent price. Might not work but it's worth trying. Otherwise you can look for a new apartment.

    Best of luck,
    Stephane Bolton
    www.constructionlawyertampa.com

    Best wishes, Stephanie (813) 667-0434 www.constructionlawyertampa Ms. Bolton is licensed to practice law in... more

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