Whatever the reason, I’ve found that I encounter the same assumptions and misinformation over and over again. Attempting to counter all of this can be difficult, but I feel it’s worthwhile to try. How should we go about doing this? A good start is to make the following points at the lease signing meeting.

13 Things Tenants Don’t Understand About the Rental Process

1. You need renter’s insurance.

Bad things, like fires, floods and break-ins happen. My insurance protects me and my stuff, not you and yours. If you want to protect your stuff, you need renter’s insurance. It is cheap and well worth the peace of mind it brings.