Real Property Management One’s top priority is safety and security of their tenants. Safety should always be a year round focus, but with our experience, we must be cognizant of the fact that different seasons bring different safety obstacles. Paying attention to some small details can make a huge impact on the safe environment of your rental property.
Safety On The Exterior
Let’s first examine the exterior conditions to get a quick idea of areas of concern from a safety standpoint. Overgrown landscaping such as trees and bushes, especially those rubbing against the house, can create great environments for unwanted pests and burglars to hide. Cutting back overgrown bushes and tidying up the overall landscaping can create better curb appeal, as well as discouraging pests, unwanted visitors, and could prevent potential accidents.
Our Livermore property management company also recommends ensuring that the exterior is well lit to discouraging vandals and lurkers. Security cameras provide a huge deterrent, while motion-sensored lighting provides timely lighting while outside, and can scare away potential adversaries. This is also a great time to check the rain gutters to make sure debris is removed so that they can do their intended purpose. Check handrails and steps to make sure everything is stable and secure. Finally, when inspecting the exterior of the residence, always check for trip hazards such as sprinkler heads, roots, and raised walkways, in addition to looking for exposed electrical that can present a multitude of harm.
Interior Safety Targets
Each time you get a new tenant, be sure to rekey the locks for numerous reasons, with safety being number one. Always install new batteries(and change often) in all smoke, carbon monoxide, and radon detectors when turning over a property. It is also a good practice to provide a list of local emergency agencies or neighborhood watch groups at the lease signing as well. When possible, we also recommend that you install a security system. Finally, just like the exterior, check the flooring, handrails, and steps to make sure there are no trip hazards, or safety concerns.
Safety Checks and Inspections
Property maintenance is an ongoing process for all landlords, but regular maintenance is always easier and less costly than big repairs or lawsuits due to neglect. At Real Propety Management One, we do our best to ensure tenant safety as your property manager, in addition to keeping compliance and legal responsibilities on the forefront.
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