When we visualize holiday merrymaking, our recollections often consist of lighting sparklers and igniting brightly colored fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Newington owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when undertaking all needed preventative measures, and even if just igniting small fireworks, things can still backfire. Every time you combine fire and explosives, there is a possibility of peril. This may harm not just your property but cause personal injury too.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, fireworks caused 11,000 injuries and 4 deaths in 2016. In addition to personal injury, the NFPA reports that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year. 1,300 of those are structural fires and 300 are vehicle fires. It’s simple to think of how that takes place: if you’ve never faced a situation when a firework was accidentally launched beneath a parked automobile and felt a moment of absolute panic, then you’re fortunate. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a homeowner in Newington, you are correct to be concerned about your tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or nearby your rental properties. While we can certainly appreciate why they might want to, the figures alone are a credible pretext to converse with your renters about not setting off fireworks at your rental homes. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
If that doesn’t get results, you need a property management company who sees the risks of fireworks and that can help your residents understand the risk involved. We have the best interests of both tenants and your rental buildings in mind here at Real Property Management Hartford Metro/Greater New London. We can handle any inquiries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any related problems that may turn up.
When it comes to the good condition and security of your real estate investment and your residents, you need the kind of consideration and skill that our team can put forward. Please contact us online or by phone at 860-316-4388 for more information.
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