Are tenants in Fairfax required to pay for renter's insurance?

The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require that renters in Fairfax to purchase a renter's insurance policy. However, our leases require that renters pay for a renter's insurance policy which pays for losses of the tenant's personal property due to theft, fire, renter negligence, or if someone is injured at the rental dwelling. A’s insurance policy protects the property from loss, but not the renter’s personal property if it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Please contact your insurance agent to let them know that you are putting your property into service.