Renters insurance is a smart option that can protect you from financial losses related to theft, water backup damage, certain natural disasters and more. If you are renting an apartment, home or even a college dorm in California, renters insurance can help cover what your landlord's policy doesn't. Nationwide offers renters insurance that suits your lifestyle and your budget. So whether you're renting in Long Beach, Oakland, Anaheim or anywhere else in the Golden State, we've got you covered. Get a California renters insurance Start a renters insurance quote today - and see if you qualify for one of our renters discounts.

Is renters insurance required in California?

While renters insurance is not required by law in California, some landlords may require it for you to live in their building. It’s generally a good idea to have at least some form of coverage as your landlord’s insurance is not liable for any damage to your personal property. So in the event of a fire, accident, or burglary you will be responsible for replacing your belongings.

California renters coverages and discounts

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With Nationwide renters insurance coverage, you enjoy the security of knowing your belongings may be covered if stolen, damaged or destroyed.

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Save money on Nationwide renters insurance coverage with these renters insurance discounts.

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Policy features that may meet the needs of California renters

No matter where you've put down roots in California, we've got reliable renters options to protect your space and belongings against the unexpected.
  • Valuables Plus®1 insurance may cover items such as jewelry, watches, antiques and fine art in the event of covered losses, including theft.
  • Medical payments renters insurance may cover others' medical expenses resulting from an accident on your property.

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What factors go into determining a renters insurance rate?

While the average cost of renters insurance varies based on a number of components, these are common factors that insurance companies use to assess risk and determine your renters insurance rate:

Location

The location of the rental property includes state and ZIP code.

Coverage

The type of coverage you choose and how much personal property and liability protection you want your policy to cover.

Deductible

The amount of money you choose to pay out of pocket can affect your renters insurance premium.

Bundle insurance policies

Nationwide offers a variety of multi-policy discount options. Choosing to bundle auto and renters insurance from the same insurance provider can potentially lower your insurance premium.

How much is renters insurance in CA?

The price of your insurance premium will vary depending on a variety of factors, including where in California you live, how much coverage you need to protect your space and personal belongings, what coverages you include in your policy and more. To offer the best renters insurance coverage at the best price, we offer our members a free, annual insurance assessment. Our On Your Side® Review can help you:
  • Increase or decrease your deductible(s)
  • Determine the home insurance coverage options that are right for your budget and situation. For instance, did you recently build a garage or gazebo you need covered? Have you installed a protective device that could qualify you for a discount? The On Your Side® Review is a great time to make these types of updates to your policy.
  • Review our responsive home insurance claim policy
Call Nationwide at 1-877-On-Your-Side and get your California renters insurance quote today.

What to consider when getting renters insurance in California

While usually associated with sunshine and warm weather, California is no stranger to earthquakes and wildfires. While your renters insurance policy will typically cover damage done as a result of fire, rain, or wind, any damage caused by earthquakes often requires an additional policy.

What factors go into determining a renters insurance rate?

While the average cost of renters insurance varies based on a number of components, these are common factors that insurance companies use to assess risk and determine your renters insurance rate:

Location

The location of the rental property includes state and ZIP code.

Coverage

The type of coverage you choose and how much personal property and liability protection you want your policy to cover.

Deductible

The amount of money you choose to pay out of pocket can affect your renters insurance premium.

Bundle insurance policies

Nationwide offers a variety of multi-policy discount options. Choosing to bundle auto and renters insurance from the same insurance provider can potentially lower your insurance premium.

Nationwide coverage in California

[1] Valuables Plus is an optional feature. Exclusions and limits apply. Details vary by state and policy language. Please consult your policy for the specifics of your selected coverages.

Insurance terms, definitions and explanations are intended for informational purposes only and do not in any way replace or modify the definitions and information contained in individual insurance contracts, policies or declaration pages, which are controlling. Such terms and availability may vary by state and exclusions may apply.