As we officially head into the holiday season with Thanksgiving this week, a lot of people will begin decorating their homes for Christmas. I thought it was a perfect time to talk about how property owners can keep their property and their tenants safe.
Approximately 13,000 people go to the emergency room every year in November and December because of holiday decorations.
Property owners are always concerned about safety issues in their investment property. However there is no better time than during the holidays, to remind your tenants of some basic steps they can take to keep themselves and the property they live in safe. Those lights and holiday decorations present many “opportunities” for landlords to encounter additional liability. If you have a newsletter that you send to your tenants, this is a perfect topic to include. If you don’t have a newsletter, then go ahead and mail out a “Happy Holidays” flier to each tenant reminding them that taking a few extra precautions can enhance their safety this year.
Indoor Christmas Lights
We all know that indoor Christmas lights should be replaced at least every 3-4 years for safety however most of us tend to keep them a lot longer than that. Read the rest of this entry →