Basically, renters insurance acts as a homeowners insurance policy for those who rent their place of residence. Whether you live in a condo, apartment, house, duplex, etc., renters insurance can protect you and your assets. Having renter's insurance can help devoid costs of damages should anything happen to a rental property that you are living in.Caution:
Do not make the assumption that your landlord's insurance will cover you and your assets. A landlord's policy covers only the physical structure of the rental property, not your belongings. If the person who owns the building has rental insurance, they will be protected from costs to them should something happen to the building, but they are not responsible for covering your belongings.