How to get a tenant insurance quote online: A step-by-step guide

Here’s how to get renters insurance with Sonnet in just a few easy steps. Sonnet is a completely digital insurance company – we use new technology that means you don’t have to answer many questions to get an instant tenant insurance quote that’s tailored to you. You can quote and buy your tenant insurance – all online.

Step 1: Enter your rental details

The first page you will see is “Tell us about yourself and your place”. Here, we want to know your property type (home, condo or apartment). Under Ownership type, select “I rent it from someone else.” Then, enter your address.

Heads up! Enter your address as it is recognized by Canada Post. Your address should pre-populate as you enter it into the field.

Step 2: Enter your personal details

Enter in your first and last name, plus your date of birth. Click “Continue”.

Step 3: Select your coverage start date

Here, we’ll need you to enter your coverage start date – this is when you’d want your tenant insurance to start. Usually, it’s the start date of your lease and they day you’d be moving in.

Step 4: Add your group discount (if you’re eligible)

If you’re a graduate of a Canadian University, or a member of an eligible association, an affinity partner or an employee/retiree of a sponsored company you could get a discount on your policy.

Learn more about who qualifies for a group discount.

Step 5: Review and agree to the consent statement

Read the consent statement – this is where we verify the information you’ve provided to us about your claims history. Then, click “View your quotes”.

Heads up! You’ll need to agree with the consent statement to proceed with the quote.

Step 6: View your quote

Here, you can view your pre-set coverages and limits. Click the “View and customize” button to personalize your coverage and make changes if you’d like to.

Step 7: Review your coverage

You’re nearly there! This page is “Your coverage details” – here we explain all the coverages in detail to help you understand how you’d be covered. Click on each coverage to learn more about it. Also, you can customize the limits and deductibles of certain coverages – you’ll see the quote reflect any changes.

Step 8: Buy your tenant insurance or save your quote

Once you’re happy with your renters insurance quote, click on “Buy now” to purchase. Or if you’re not ready to buy, you can click “Save quote” beneath the price to review it later, and move on to the next step.

Step 9: Enter your email address to save your quote

Success – you’ve got a quote! All you need to do now is enter in your email address. We’ll send you an email with a link that brings you back to this page at any time.