Got your sunscreen? Great. How about your renters insurance? Summer is the season for home burglary.
Summer vacations are great. They’re a time to to pack a suitcase and head to the Adirondacks or the Hamptons, or maybe visit family in Ohio or spend some time on a few of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
It’s also a good time to get burglarized.
Empty apartments and open windows are invitations to burglars. In 2011, 18,720 home burglaries were reported in New York City. According to the FBI, the highest rates of home burglary in New York City happen in July and August when many people are on vacation and others are leaving windows open to take advantage of the evening breeze off the Atlantic.
Renters should be able to enjoy their vacation without having to worry whether someone is loading their sofa and TV into a van. Owning renter’s insurance means that — even if your new flat screen is currently on its way from Harlem to the Bronx — you’ll be financially protected.
Gotham Brokerage is a family-owned business based in Manhattan that has been helping New Yorkers buy renters insurance, condo insurance and co-op insurance for more than 50 years.
Burglary is just one of several hazards covered by a basic property insurance policy. Renters insurance will cover fire, too, or the damage caused if a leaky pipe ruins a downstairs neighbor’s apartment.
You shouldn’t have to worry about your apartment while you’re swimming in Lake George. Renters insurance costs as little as $10 to $20 a month, and Gotham Brokerage works with multiple insurers to get you the most competitive rates and the most comprehensive coverage. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and can help renters find coverage in as little as 20 minutes.
To find out how we can help you, use the form at the upper right for an initial quote or give us a call at 212-406-7300.