Can my landlord force me to get renters insurance with them documented as an interested party?

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The management office has stipulated a new requirement for re-signing your lease. A minimum $100,000/per occurrence renter's insurance policy with the landlord noted as an interested party. I am of the impression the landlord is responsible for the insurance on their property and any renter's insurance I obtain would be in the amount of my choosing to cover the cost of my property or as protection if a guest injures themselves while in my apartment. Is there a FL law I can refer to that supports me, or do they have the right to make this requirement?

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