Are tenants in Fairfax County required to purchase renter's insurance?
The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require that renters in Fairfax County to purchase renter’s insurance. However, leases prepared by our property managers require that renters buy renter’s insurance to cover losses of the tenant's personal property due to theft, fire, tenant negligence, or if someone is injured at the rental property. An owner’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 property owners in Fairfax County
- Before you move a tenant into your rental in Fairfax County
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During the lease term
- End of lease term and what happens when a renter breaks the lease
- How does the rental investor get paid?
- How your rental manager handles the association and your community
- How your property manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt finds renters
- Insurance matters for landlords using our property management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Fairfax County landlord 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 investment
- When property owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Fairfax County