Helping tenants understand the risks and consequences of setting off fireworks on or near your rental property, is the best ways to avoid rental property damage. Fireworks have the potential to severely damage a rental property as well as injure tenants, their guests, and even nearby neighbors.
Whether tenants are allowed to include fireworks in their celebrations, should be clearly addressed in a rental lease agreement. Basically, you must include terms in clear language about fireworks on your property. And enforce the lease terms too.
Fireworks Injuries Are Skyrocketing
Fireworks are a big part of many national holiday celebrations. In addition to large commercial or state-funded displays, the popularity of consumer fireworks has continued to increase. At the same time, the availability and firepower of consumer fireworks have also grown. This has created products that are both widely available and extremely dangerous.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires every year. An estimated 15,600 people required emergency room treatment in U.S. hospitals due to accidents involving fireworks in 2020. So despite their popularity, fireworks have the potential to cause unintended damage and injury just about anywhere.
Reduce risks of injuries from setting off fireworks on your rental property
To reduce the chances that such a disaster, it is important to make sure your tenants know the risks involved. For example, it is key to inform tenants of any local or state laws regulating the use of consumer fireworks on residential properties. It is also a good idea to educate them on the basics of fire safety, including recent data on fire-related accidents and injuries.
Property owners should also insist that their tenant obtain renters insurance in the event that something unexpected does occur. Landlord insurance will cover most kinds of damage to the structure. But if the damage extends to the tenant’s personal property or the tenant injures themselves or others, they will need their own policy coverage.
Additionally, one of the best ways property owners can minimize fireworks use on rental properties, is by including clear and specific language in the lease. The documents should detail their firework policy. No matter what state or local law allows, the property owner has the last word.
Making it clear to tenants that fireworks are not allowed in the lease can go a long way toward preventing property damage. And give property owners a legal recourse in the event that tenants choose not to comply with their policy.
Here’s how we can help
Maintaining good tenant relations is important. But setting clear lease terms and consequences for ignoring safety precautions is equally important. However, this can take up a lot of time and, as they say, time is money.
Real Property Management Premier can assist property owners with tenant relations, as well as lease language and ensuring compliance. Instead of enforcing the lease terms on your rental property yourself, just imagine how much easier it would be to let Real Property Management Premier do it for you.
Our property management professionals have the necessary knowledge and required experience. Look no further than Real Property Management Premier.
Contact us online or call 954-800-4433 and ask our property managers about our services in detail.
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