One way to start building wealth and having a stream of residual income is to rent your home in Charleston. Housing is an ever present and growing need in Charleston and all over South Carolina. Property owners and investors have a great chance to increase their profits while also providing a vital service for residents. It’s imperative to protect your investment and keep properties in great condition to get the best return. One of the best ways to protect your investment is requiring tenants to have renters’ insurance.
Why Renters’ Insurance is Important | Property Management in Charleston
When you rent your home in Charleston, it can be nerve-racking to put your trust in tenants to keep your property maintained. Your property insurance will cover major disasters, but won’t cover your tenants’ belongings. Tenants often believe that the investor’s insurance will cover their belongings, but this is a myth that often leaves renters and landlords in a terrible predicament. While renters’ insurance isn’t required by law in South Carolina, it can still be added as mandatory in the lease agreement.
If you rent your home in Charleston, your insurance policy will cover structural damages to property, liability if renters make claims against you, rental income losses, and sometimes the investor’s property such as appliances being provided in the home.
Tenants with renters’ insurance are less likely to have conflict when damages occur due to fire, flooding, break-in, or other circumstances that could result in a loss of property. Renters’ insurance can also cover damages from pets the renter may have in the home. With renters’ insurance, both the tenant and the investor can be protected.
Before you let the tenant sign the lease, make sure to get a copy of their renters’ insurance policy. You should also ask for a new copy of the renters’ insurance policy during every lease renewal. Partnering with a property manager can help make the leasing process and all the administrative tasks go smoother.
If you need property management services in Charleston, give Scott Properties of Charleston a call at 843-790-4929