As a rental property owner, you likely agree that you bear an additional responsibility to care for the safety and security of your tenants. Besides the fact that there is a legal and moral obligation, the fact is that tenants will likely not be interested in staying around if they don’t feel safe and secure. To help you reach that goal, here are a few basic tips.
Safety. Take a walk around the rental property and look for potential safety hazards. Uneven walkways, blocked stairways or egresses, falling limbs, and things like these are extremely common but can cause serious injury, depending on the circumstances.
Security. Encourage your tenants to keep doors and windows locked, even if they’re at home. Your property doesn’t need to be in a rough neighborhood for this to be very important. Ensure that there is adequate exterior lighting, as well as fencing or other anti-theft features, if possible.