When lots of us imagine holiday revelry, our recollections generally include lighting sparklers and setting off brilliant fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Ellicott City owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when taking part in all essential preventive measures, and even if just lighting little fireworks, things can still go awry. Every time you mix fire and explosives, there is an actual risk of not only personal injury but damage to the premises 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 visualize how that takes place: if you’ve never undergone a firework accidentally discharging underneath a parked automobile and felt a moment of total horror, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a homeowner in Ellicott City, you are correct to be concerned about your tenant’s lighting fireworks in, on, or in the vicinity of your rental buildings. While we can certainly recognize why they might want to, the figures alone are a convincing motive to discuss with your renters about not igniting fireworks at your rental buildings. 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 seem to succeed, you need a property management company who comprehends the risks of fireworks and that can help your occupants grasp the possible danger. At Real Property Management Essentials, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental homes in mind. We can oversee any inquiries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any related dilemmas that may become apparent.
When it comes to the good condition and welfare of your real estate investment and your renters, you need the kind of consideration and competency that our team can give. Please contact us online or by phone at 410-832-3138 for more information.
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