Are renters in Springfield required to buy renter's insurance?

The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require that renters in Springfield to purchase a renter's insurance policy. However, leases prepared by our property managers require that renters pay for 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 dwelling. A’s insurance policy protects the rental dwelling 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.