Duuo was created by The Co-operators to make insurance easy, flexible, and online. That’s why our tenant insurance (or renters insurance) has been designed for people who actually rent.
That means no annual commitments and no cancellation fees. With Duuo you just go month-to-month, and turn it off when you don’t need it anymore. Easy!
What is tenant insurance for renters?
Tenant insurance has a few different names. You might have also heard it called “renters insurance”, “condo tenant insurance” or “content insurance”. But the main thing you need to know is that it’s for people who rent (not own) the home they live in. If that sounds like you, you’re in the right place!
Tenant insurance covers three really important things, but sometimes they can be tricky to understand. Let us translate for you:
|Insurance term||Duuo translation|
|1. Your “personal liability”||Your protection against lawsuits. You can pick $1 million or $2 million dollars of coverage.|
|2. Your “additional living expenses”||Money you can use if you can’t stay in your home for some reason.|
|3. Your “contents coverage”||Money you can use to replace your stuff if it gets damaged or stolen.|
Lawsuits can happen for all kinds of reasons, that’s why it’s good to be protected.
Example 1: One of your guests is rushing through the living room, trips on a power cord, and hurts themselves really badly. We don’t like to think someone would ever sue us. But hey, it happens.
Example 2: Did you accidentally leave your sink running before you left home today? If you flood your downstairs neighbour’s apartment, you’ll be facing a very angry landlord (and a very big bill). Duuo protects you from stuff like that too.
We should just call this, “You can’t sleep in your home tonight because something happened to it” insurance. But that’s probably too long of a name.
Example: Let’s say it’s actually your upstairs neighbour who left their sink on. Now your apartment is flooded. The first thing you’ll need to figure out is where you’re going to live that week. Tenant insurance pays for things like a hotel.
Oh yeah, your actual stuff! Your most prized possessions in the world… and that piece of furniture that you used to like but kind of regret now.
Example: Let’s stick with that neighbour from upstairs who flooded your place. In addition to structural damage, the water also destroyed… basically everything you own. Think about your TV, your laptop, your furniture, and your clothes – all underwater. Duuo will provide money to help you replace these things.
We’ve tried our best to simplify a few concepts with helpful examples, but we’ve also put together a clear policy summary RIGHT HERE that has a bit more detail.
Or if you’re having trouble sleeping you can CLICK HERE to read the full policy.
Really? That’s still your question? Even after we just went through that awesome explanation of the three reasons why you should get tenant insurance? Just kidding! We knew you would ask that.
The short answer is “Nope, tenant insurance is not mandatory”. The slightly longer answer is, “Tenant insurance is not mandatory…unless your landlord says it is.” If this happens you can get Duuo online in about five minutes.
Duuo’s basic tenant insurance costs $12-20 per month. You can get an exact price really easily by hitting the “Get Quote” button below. There’s really just two key things you need to decide:
- Your personal liability limit (1 or 2 million dollars)
- Your contents coverage limit ($25K, $50K, $75K or $100K)
Just make your picks and then if you like your price, you can purchase the insurance in just a few minutes. We like to keep things simple at Duuo.
Good question! You’re now referring to what we call a “claim” in insurance land. And at Duuo, we like to make making claims as easy as possible. If something does happen, you’ll just simply answer a few questions from our fancy Claims Bot, and then one of our friendly humans will be in touch with you right away to talk about it.
We’ll walk you through the process and explain next steps. You’ll also be able to follow the status of your claim online at all times.
Got questions? We have answers!
Yes, you can cancel anytime! However, you will be charged for the portion of the month that has passed. The rest of the cost will be refunded to you. For example, if your insurance costs $20 per month and you cancel halfway through the month then $10 will be refunded to you.
Yes, a student who is dependent on you or your spouse is considered an “insured person” under this policy.
No, your roommate would not be covered under this policy. Only the following people are covered under this policy:
· Your immediate relatives living with you
· Any person under 21 years of age in your care
· A student who is dependent on your or your spouse who is away living in their school’s residence
There is no deductible for personal liability claims.
There is a $1,000 deductible for property claims. This means if you make a $10,000 claim Duuo will pay $9,000 and you will pay $1,000.
There are also some other additional coverages in this policy that do not have any deductible. You can read our Full Policy for the complete list.
Yes, there is coverage under this policy for things like collections! However certain classes of items, like collections, have a limit of insurance of $2,500 when they are stolen or disappear.
Some other items also have a special limit of $2,500 when they are lost or damaged. If you have specific questions you can read our Full Policy or start an instant chat with us!
Yes! We also provide a number of extensions of coverage to protect you against loss or expense from many other situations that may come up in your life. For the full list of coverages, and any limitations that may apply to them we suggest you read our Full Policy, or start an instant chat with us if you have any questions.
In general, you can count on Duuo and your tenant insurance policy to protect you when things go wrong. That’s the value of insurance! But there are some exceptions that can occur depending on the type of property and what happened to it. If you have questions about specific items, you can either read our Full Policy for more details or just start an instant chat with us.
Replacement Cost refers to the cost of repairing or replacing your contents. It’s like the cost of buying a brand new version of the item that was damaged or stolen. Actual Cash Value means you would just receive what your item is worth today. So that likely would not be enough money to buy a new replacement. That’s why Duuo offers Replacement Cost!
The personal liability portion of your policy covers you against expenses that you become legally obligated to pay in damages. This is the case in situations of unintentional bodily injury or property damage. You can choose a limit of $1 million or $2 million dollars in liability coverage.
Like any tenant insurance policy, there are limitations to this coverage and we encourage you to take a close look at our Full Policy or start an instant chat with us if you have any questions.
Duuo is available in all provinces except Québec, Newfoundland, and not yet available in the territories.