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How Do You Ensure Tenant Safety On Your Property?

Residential property owners have a crucial responsibility of ensuring that their tenants have a safe home. Apart from ensuring that the property is structurally sound, the landlord must think about the safety of the tenants. While it is not obligatory to use state of the art security features, providing a safe place for the tenants contributes to a safe neighborhood and can increase the overall property value.

The Lease
The first thing that you should start with is the lease. Ensure that the lease agreement has explicit property rules that there is zero tolerance policy of criminal activity or any harassment committed by a tenant or any of their guests while on the property. Ensure that the lease is well written and the clauses should have no loopholes in case you need to evict a problem tenant who makes other tenants feel unsafe.

The Entrances
Ensure that all doors and windows on the property has secure locks. Just fir added security you should ensure that you install a peephole on the front door of each house. This ensures that the tenant can screen for visitors before they open the door. You can consider installing pins that prevent windows as well as doors from opening too wide. Having windows that offer the tenant privacy is an added point.

Locks
While in some states require that the landlord change the locks once a tenant leaves other states do not have this requirement. Even though it is not a requirement in your state you can do so just to ensure your tenants feel safe by knowing that no one can access their property without authorization. Keys can be duplicated and by taking the key from the previous tenant is not enough.

As the landlord, it is your responsibility to provide a smoke alarm and have accessible escape routes. The above are just a few suggestions to create a safe place for your tenants. There are many more things that you can do.

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