Are tenants in Fairfax County required to obtain renter's insurance?
The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require that tenants in Fairfax County to purchase renter’s insurance. However, leases prepared by our property managers require that renters obtain renter’s insurance to cover losses of the tenant's personal property due to theft, fire, renter negligence, or if someone is injured at the property. A landlord’s insurance policy protects the rental dwelling from loss, but not the tenant’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.
a good reference for landlords in Fairfax County
- Before you put a renter in your rental property in Fairfax County
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the tenant
- During tenancy
- End of lease term and what happens when a tenant breaks the lease
- How does the owner get paid?
- How your rental manager handles the association and your community
- How your rental manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty finds tenants
- Insurance matters for owners using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Fairfax County owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental investment in Fairfax County
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When landlords don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Fairfax County