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Importance of Being Insured with an Investment Owner/Landlord Policy

Landlord insurance papers on a desk. Homeowner’s insurance is an example of coverage that you may have encountered if you have bought a house before. Home insurance generally provides coverage for the house and personal property, as well as liability claims against the homeowner. Additionally, it may cover expenses related to the loss of use of the home due to a covered event. Landlord insurance delivers protection specifically for the potential hazards that come with renting out a property. The potential risks for property owners include damage to their property caused by tenants, loss of rental income due to property damage or tenant eviction, and liability claims that may arise from tenant harm or destruction of property.

Investment owner/landlord insurance safeguards you from the liabilities of renting out your property. If you own a rental property, landlord insurance may guarantee your complete protection. Insurance for landlords is intended for non-owner-occupied residences. It covers elements of your rental properties that aren’t covered by other insurance policies. The following are a few things that landlord insurance includes:

  • Landlord-owned personal property used for upkeep or service of the rental property, such as appliances or tools.
  • Liability coverage to help pay for medical and legal fees.
  • Property damage or loss of rental income caused by natural disasters, such as fire, storm, or flood.
  • Tenant-related risks, such as rent arrears, prohibited property changes, or tenant theft.


It is necessary to thoroughly review the contract stated in your landlord insurance policy. Understanding the policy’s terms will help you prevent surprises or unexpected fees in the event of a claim. Know what is and isn’t covered, as well as any limitations or exclusions that may apply.

Landlord insurance premiums may be tax-deductible as an expense related to the rental property, allowing landlords to deduct the cost from their taxable income. Nevertheless, the rules regulating deductibility might be intricate, and the amount can be limited by other factors. To determine if landlord insurance premiums are tax-deductible, it’s recommended that landlords consult with a qualified tax professional or refer to official IRS guidance.


Real Property Management Southeast Idaho understands the value of safeguarding your investment. We can assist you in locating the insurance policy you require, ensuring that you and your residents are adequately protected against the unknown. Our comprehensive Rexburg property management services are designed to keep your costs low, profits high, and your real estate investment safe for the long term. Please contact us online or call 208-522-2400 today for more information about our property management services!

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