Make Your Rental Property a Crime-Free Community
Many landlords are aware of their legal responsibility to provide their tenants with a clean and protected home. Typically, this can be done by ensuring that there are working locks on all doors and windows and that the exterior has strong lighting.
The dilemma, though, is that despite your property being secure, if the neighborhood is unsafe, renters will seek rental opportunities elsewhere. The procedure for enhancing community protection is the same whether you are seeking to rent out an existing property that is in a difficult or deteriorating area, or planning to purchase a new one.
Starting a neighborhood watch is a great way to deter crime. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, one of the most efficient and least expensive ways to prevent crime is to start a neighborhood watch.
Consider holding an introductory meeting to measure the interests of residents, set goals, and establish protection plans. You may even wish to look into inviting a police officer to attend for a Q&A and they may also serve as a vital resource in what information should be discussed and presented.
It’s the landlord’s job to maintain the property. Besides the curb appeal, doing some landscaping maintenance such as trimming down bushes reduces the odds of a thief potentially using the bushes to peer into the homes of tenants.
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