When a tenant feels their safety and security is a priority to their Fort Worth property management company, they just may decide to stay a little longer in their new rental home. Safety issues can vary with the seasons when weather changes. But at any time of year safety is everyone’s concern and some simple ideas can help tenants be and feel safer in your unit.
Walking around the outside your unit can quickly give you an idea where your property may need some safety fixes. Any overgrown landscaping can be a perfect place for burglars to hide in. Cutting back overgrown shrubs and cleaning up landscape around a home can not only look nicer but also make the outside of your home safer from lurking burglars and potential accidents. Fort Worth property managers should make sure that there is adequate outside lighting as a good deterrent for potential lurkers. Breezeways, garages, back porches can all have some lighting. Motion sensored lights are nice outside for a quick flash of light when coming into a dark corner. Other safety issues outside are stairways or paths that need repair. Rain gutters and drains should be kept clear and functioning properly. Always make sure there are no exposed electrical wires.
We all want to feel safe in our own homes. A tenant can feel reassurance when little details are taken care of right at the lease signing. All locks should be re-keyed. In most places this is even the law required when new tenants move in their new home. Making sure all detectors like smoke detectors are in working order with fresh batteries is also important for a tenant’s peace of mind. A list of all local emergency agencies or neighborhood watch groups can be provided to the tenant at the lease signing as well. A Fort Worth property management company can take further steps by installing security systems. These systems are even more valuable when linked directly to local police and fire departments,
Scheduled Safety Checks
Maintaining a property is an ongoing job for Fort Worth property managers. But any preventive work beats the major problems that come with neglect. And keeping your tenant safe is sadly also a legal issue for property owners, keeping tenants safe is keeping you out of messy liability lawsuits. Regularly scheduled safety inspections can be discussed at the time of lease signing. Tenants will know that you have a professional concern and a proactive attitude towards the safety measures you take with your property and your tenants.