The holiday season is upon us! And in this time of year property managers need to be especially vigilant, according to an article by propertymanager.com. Why, you ask? The reason is because of unique risks that increase around the holidays – theft, fires, and for many of us, chilly temperatures.
Check out the tips below to keep your rental properties safe this holiday season…and all year round!
Basic Tenant Safety Measures
Your tenants might not need a reminder, but it’s always good to offer one! Some basic safety measures include, but aren’t limited to:
- Don’t leave lit candles unattended.
- Don’t overload electrical outlets.
- Keep heat sources clear of flammable objects.
- Keep Christmas trees watered regularly.
Identify tenants travelling out of town for extended periods:
Are any of your tenants leaving town for the holidays? If so, keep an eye out for unfamiliar people or vehicles on the property. Parcel deliveries shouldn’t be left outdoors, and indoor light timers can reduce the risk of break-ins. Lastly, in colder climates, remind your tenants to regulate their thermostats appropriately so the pipes don’t freeze!
No matter how many units at your rental property, keep the lines of communication open between you and your tenants. Everyone at your property can work together to ensure a safe and secure holiday season for all.
Looking for more tips and tricks? Download our Tenant Communication Best Practice Guide today!