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Renters need insurance

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Renters finding new places to live or resigning leases this spring and summer should not discount the importance of renters insurance.  

While landlords have insurance covering any loss they might suffer, it's the tenants that need to be aware of the need for renters insurance.

A 2011 Insurance Information Institute poll found that only 29% of renters had renters insurance.

Allstate agent Sam McLean says many Ohioans are not protected if they should suffer a loss.

McLean says buying renters insurance really isn't all that costly ranging from about $15-$30 a month.  

For renters who have insurance it's important to take pictures or video of your belongings so in case there is a claim you can provide proof of loss.

There is a free home inventory checklist available for download you can find that at www.insurance.ohio.gov .

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