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Importance of Being Insured with an Investment Owner/Landlord Policy

Landlord insurance papers on a desk. If you have ever purchased a property, you likely have a general understanding of homeowner’s insurance. This form of insurance typically covers damage to the home and its contents, liability claims against the homeowner, and loss of use of the home due to a covered event. In contrast, landlord insurance protects against the unique hazards associated with renting a property. This includes property damage caused by tenants, loss of rental income resulting from property damage or eviction of tenants, and liability claims resulting from tenant injuries or property damage.

Insurance for investment owners and landlords provides protection against the potential risks and legal responsibilities associated with renting out a property. Landlord insurance can provide comprehensive protection for owners of rental properties. Landlord insurance is a type of insurance policy that is specifically designed for properties that are not occupied by the owner. It provides coverage for certain aspects of rental properties that are not typically covered by other insurance policies. Landlord insurance provides coverage for certain things. Some of the things that landlord insurance covers are:

  • Personal property owned by the landlord that is used to maintain or service the rental property, such as appliances or tools.
  • Liability coverage to help pay for medical and legal fees.
  • Property damage or loss of rental income caused by natural disasters, such as fire, storm, or flood.
  • Tenant-related risks, such as rent default, unauthorized alterations to the property, or theft by a tenant.


Carefully examining the details of a landlord insurance policy is extremely important. To prevent being caught off guard by unforeseen charges during a claim, it is important to comprehend the specifics of the policy’s terms. Understand the scope of coverage, as well as any possible limitations or exclusions that may be in place.

Landlord insurance premiums may be tax-deductible as an expense related to the rental property, allowing landlords to deduct the cost from their taxable income. However, the rules around deductibility can be complex and the amount can be limited by other factors. To determine if landlord insurance premiums are tax-deductible, it’s recommended that landlords consult with a qualified tax professional or refer to official IRS guidance.


At Real Property Management Cache Valley, we understand the importance of protecting your investment. We can help guide you to the insurance policy you need, making sure that you and your residents are properly insured against the unknown. Our comprehensive Logan property management services are designed to keep your costs low, maximize profits, and protect your real estate investment for years to come. For more information about our property management services, please contact us online or give us a call at 435-753-5200 today!

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