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Q: Landlord question (In Illinois) Should tenants be required to have renters insurance? Any benefit to the landlord?

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Gary S. Weiss
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Illinois law allows a landlord to require a prospective tenant to have renter's insurance, which by the way is for your benefit because it will cover any loss you incur for the contents of your rented space for covered losses stated in your contract of insurance such as fire or theft and is usually inexpensive. And it can benefit the landlord from certain claims regarding any loss you incur or if a person is injured in your rented space.

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