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Frequently Asked Questions

Why tenant insurance is so important?   

While we can’t always predict when a disaster will strike or what unfortunate event will occur, tenant insurance policy will give you peace-of-mind. If you suffer property damage from a break-in, fire, or a natural disaster, tenant insurance will provide coverage for lost possessions or damages. Tenant insurance will also help cover any moving expenses or temporary living arrangements needed after an insured incident. Additionally, tenant insurance covers tenant’s legal liability. This provides you with legal defense for actions brought against you, caused by your negligence. For example, this is applicable if a visitor is injured in your apartment or you cause a fire that spreads to the building and damages your neighbor’s property.

 

Tenant negligence is the number one cause of damage to apartment units and rental homes.  Some of the most common incidents that we see are cooking fires, smoke damage, water damage from an overflow. You never know what can happen, so it is always best to ensure you are covered and give yourself some peace of mind.

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 Where can I get tenant insurance?

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How much does tenant insurance cost? 

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Do I need tenant insurance?

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What is tenant insurance? 

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Resident Portal – How-To Videos

Visit our library of informative and easy-to-follow Resident Portal How-To videos – covering a range of topics from how to book an amenity to how to set-up Pre Authorized Rent Payments.

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Where can I see a list of service requests submitted by me and their status?

You can see a list of all the open requests under Open Request(s) tab on the landing page, as you click View details for each …

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I share my apartment with a friend, can my roommate also have access to the portal?

We can have accounts for all the co-tenants that are on the lease. Portal requires a unique email address for all the accounts.

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Can I clear notices that I have already read in Portal?

Notices are taken down from the tenant portal on the Expiry Date selected for the notice.  You do not have the option to delete them …

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