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Tenant Safety Tips from Real Property Management in Troy, Michigan

Real Property Management in Troy, Michigan puts the safety and security of tenants as its utmost priority. Safety should be everyone’s concern the whole year round. However, past experiences show that issues regarding safety change along with the weather and seasons.  Paying close attention to some simple details may affect your unit’s safety measures.

Outside Safety

Inspect the outside perimeter of your rental property to identify any areas where safety is questionable. Too dense shrubs, particularly those up against the home, may serve as a perfect hiding place for robbers and unwanted animals. Cut these overgrown bushes back and clean up the landscape around your property as well. Doing these steps may enhance the curb appeal of your home. Furthermore, it discourages potential uninvited “visitors” from breaking in while avoiding possible accidents and settling in of rodents.

Troy, Michigan’s Real Property Management also advises installing sufficient outdoor lighting versus probable lurkers. Motion-sensored lights display a timely source of light when somebody goes home in the dark. Aside from that, immediately repair stairways and handrails at all times if necessary, and unclog rain gutters from leaves and trash that block them in order to function well. Lastly, when you assess the exterior parts of the property, look for any exposed electrical wires or trip hazards like raised walkways, roots, or sprinkler heads.

Inside Safety

When a tenant recently moved out from your rental property, rekey the locks at all times. Most places have legislations about this that new locks be secured on rentals before new tenants move in. Not only that, never forget to install and regularly change the batteries in your home’s smoke, carbon monoxide, and/or radon detectors. You must also provide a list of all local emergency agencies or neighborhood watch groups to the tenant preferably during the lease signing. If capable, we also recommend you to install a security system. These systems are even more beneficial if you link them to local police and fire departments directly.

Safety Checks and Inspections

For any landlord, property maintenance is a continuous process. Regular maintenance, on the other hand, is constantly more affordable and effortless compared large repairs due to neglect. At Troy, Michigan, we continually remind you about your legal responsibilities as a landlord. We strive in doing our best as your property manager to guarantee the safety of your tenants.

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