When it comes to your rental property, you as a landlord have a general responsibility to your tenant to ensure it is in good condition. It's not just about being 'clean and tidy' - workable locks to provide adequate security for your tenants are also essential.
Blogger: Paul Eslick, Justin Eslick & Geoff Doidge, The Reno Kings
As a landlord, installing security features in your rental property can have many advantages. Besides potentially saving on your insurance premiums, you are also likely to attract a better class of tenant - one who is likely to stick around longer if they feel safe in their home. Rental asking prices can be increased as the renter is going to benefit from having the added sense of security at home.
Security doors add enormous appeal to a security conscious potential tenant. Not only will they aide in deterring burglars, they make doors, particularly glass panel doors harder to smash which reduces the likelihood of property damage. A security door will ventilate the home in the warmer months while keeping those annoying mosquitoes and flies outside.
SECURITY SCREENS ON WINDOWS
Security screens on the windows of your property will also help to deter unwanted visitors as doors and windows are the most common entry points for intruders. Unsightly bars and grilles on your windows don’t add any appeal to your property whatsoever. Security screens will definitely add aesthetic appeal to your property.
Adequate lighting such as sensor lights can be a very effective way in providing a little extra security outside your home at night. If an intruder was within the boundaries of your home and close enough to activate the sensor lights they are less likely to hang around in the fear they will be seen.
This could be as easy as servicing and replacing old locks to ensure better security for your rental property. Old, worn or broken locks could be easily compromised. If the locks aren’t able to be maintained then replacement will probably be necessary. Using deadlocks on external doors is also a very smart idea. Window locks will also give your tenant added piece of mind.
A security alarm system installed in the property is sure to hold a lot of appeal to prospective tenants. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend thousands on an alarm system, alarms can be wired models, wireless, self monitored or they can be monitored by selected security companies.
These are just a few ways you as a landlord can improve your rental properties security. Be sure to seek professional advice if you are ever in doubt of your obligations as a landlord, and also the obligations of your tenants.
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