What Does Personal Property (Contents) Damage Cover?
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Contents (personal property) coverage is a typical component of all homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies. Personal property refers to all tangible goods commonly found inside your residence and owned by you or family members who live with you. Examples of personal property include your clothes, furniture, furnishings, and appliances. Coverage for automobiles, aircraft, and other vehicles is typically excluded.
Your policy will have an overall limit on how much it will pay for all personal property involved in a single claim. The typical limit is at least 50% of the home’s insured value. The policy, however, will have separate limits on such items as computers, antiques, silverware, cash, firearms, works of art, furs, and so forth.