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How to Keep Your Rental Property Safe

Friday, November 02, 2018   /   by Harvey Rosenberg

How to Keep Your Rental Property Safe

If you have or are considering investing in a rental property, you may wonder how to keep it safe. Unlike when you're living in the home you own, you don't always know what's going on at your rental. We have four ways to improve the safety of your home rental that can help put your mind at ease.

Cameras


Home security cameras have become an affordable option. Investing in outdoor cameras angled by entry doors allow you to wirelessly view for any intruders. Note, this needs to be apparent in your rental agreement with your tenants. But if you have work being done, this is another way to be sure the companies you hire are treating your property respectfully. Of course, a property management company does have vetted and licensed professionals that ensure you get quality work done as well. 

Motion Lighting


A quick and simple fix is to have motion activated lighting on the garage and entry doors. This is not only convenient for your renters but provides an added safety measure keeping your home lit in the dark hours. 

Updated Locks


Make sure your deadbolts are secure. Additionally, consider investing in a programmed lock like the ones from Nest. The key free deadbolt lock allows you to keep track of who's coming and going. This is especially helpful if you don't have occupants, but still need work done on the inside of the house. You can monitor the lock from an app on your phone.

Hire a Property Management company


One of the best ways to have peace of mind is to have a company that can manage this for you. Having a property management company does several things. a property manager can schedule and check on maintenance as needed, vet your tenants, and provide recommendations on other ways to keep your home save.

Realty Professionals offers full-service property management