Safety and security should be everyone’s priority. This is especially the case if you are the owner of a rental property. Keeping this space safe and secure is important not only to protect the investment you’ve made in the property itself, but also to protect the lives and wellbeing of the tenants of the property. How can you do that?
Take some time to walk around the property. Keep an eye out for proactive ways to prevent safety accidents and crimes of opportunity. Are any gutters loose? Are concrete sidewalks level? Is there adequate lighting around stairways? Are there any damaged trees overhead? Are locks on windows and doors secure and fully functional? Is there good lighting around each unit’s entrance? Are parking locations properly lit and in full visibility? Are the tenants contributing to good security practices, such as pulling drapes and shades down when the building is unoccupied?