Are renters in Rockingham County required to purchase renter's insurance?

The Commonwealth of Virginia does not require that renters in Rockingham County to buy renter’s insurance. However, leases prepared by our property managers require that renters buy 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 property. 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.