Every landlord knows that it is his legal obligation to provide tenants with the properties which are safe and secure and this is usually accomplished by making sure that every window, door and lock is working as it is supposed to be. The Neighborhood of the Property also plays the pivotal in determining whether tenant rent the property or not because even if the property is secure and neighborhood is not then tenant will avoid the property.
Below are some simple steps which will help you in keeping the property and neighborhood safe.
There are plenty of online tools available which can be used in order to become more familiar with the crime rate of the neighborhood. If you discover about thefts in the neighborhood then help tenants in protecting their belongings by advising them not to leave them in plain view, keeping windows close and cover during night etc. It is wise to know the dangers of the neighborhood before your tenant discovers them.
Installing security system
Encourage tenants to keep the property secure but if the property is in area where break-ins are common then it is good idea to install security system. Many security systems come with the app for the smartphone which makes them easy to control.
Know the neighbors
When it comes to keeping the property safe, knowing neighboring residents can come in real handy. Meet your neighbor residents and ask them about any community security programs they are enrolled in. They will be glad to help you and if there is no such program you can take step ahead to start one.
Keep property clean and maintained
It is very essential to keep the front yard clean because overgrown bushes are first place where thieves and criminals hide themselves. Also, make sure that all the windows and locks are working properly.
Also, see that property is well lit and you can install motion sensor lights which are available at very reasonable price.
Have security protocol in place
Make sure that tenants and property neighbors know what to do in case of emergency. You can also ask the trusted neighbor to keep an eye on the property when tenants move out on extended vacation.
Such precautions will help you in keeping the property safe.
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