Renting out for RWC
State Insurance is advising homeowners to speak with their insurer if they intend to rent their home to visitors during the Rugby World Cup. State executive general manager MaryJane Daly says its home and contents policies would typically continue to offer cover on homes rented out through the tournament because of the one-off nature of the event. Homeowners, however, need to advise their insurer of ‘‘any change that may increase the chance of a claim’’, which would include notifying of any period when they rent out their home. Not doing so could jeopardise their cover and ability to make a claim. Ms Daly said State’s home insurance policies do not cover intentional damage by a tenant, but this could be easily arranged to cover the duration of the World Cup tenancy.