Top Security Measures to Employ in Rental Properties

As a landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure the rental properties you provide your tenants are safe and secure. Tenants are relying on you to take the necessary steps to provide the best security for their home.

  • Friday, June 1, 2018

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As a landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure the rental properties you provide your tenants are safe and secure. Tenants are relying on you to take the necessary steps to provide the best security for their home. From background checks to secure doors, several aspects must be covered by landlords to ensure the safety of their tenants. Read on to learn more about top security measures you should employ.

Background Check

Every landlord should be conducting background checks on potential tenants. This is done for your safety as well as your other tenants. If you run an apartment complex, a background check must be completed on each individual. You want to be sure that anyone living in your property will be a nice addition rather than a security threat. Weed out any major criminals to avoid any conflict between neighbors.

Solid Entry Points

Any property that you own needs to have a solid entry point. The door needs to be secure and heavy duty so that no breaking and entering can occur. The door needs to be sturdy, with landlords staying away from hollow core or light doors that can easily be broken down. Doors should have locks that will protect the property from invasion and only the renter having a key to get inside.

Restricting Control of Access

Speaking of keys to the dwelling, it is important to consider restricted access control with your tenants. Key control is imperative to safety. You will be giving keys to the apartment/home to the tenant and no one else. They can have extra keys and give one to people they trust, but there must be a sense of control there. Use keys that cannot be copied to avoid duplication and always change out locks when an old tenant moves out and a new tenant moves in.

Exterior Lighting

A rental property also needs to have quality lighting so that tenants can arrive home at night and feel secure. Be sure to add lighting near the front door including motion sensor options. This way, when tenants come home, they are able to see to get inside as well as inspect the area for potential danger.

Keeping your tenants safe is a responsibility that every landlord must consider. By providing proper security options, tenants will be more willing to rent your property as well as stay for the long term.

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DISCLAIMER:

VerticalRent® is not a law firm, and the employees of VerticalRent® are not acting as your attorney. Our educational blog or landlord forms engine is not a substitute for the sound advice of a local attorney, whom is familiar with your local laws and regulations. VerticalRent® cannot provide you with legal advice, nor are we permitted to engage in the practice of law.

We are prohibited from providing you with any sort of advice, opinion, explanation, or recommendation about your possible legal rights – which may include remedies, options, defenses, or the selection of landlord forms available on the VerticalRent platform. Our platform is designed to provide landlords and property managers with powerful online tools to screen applicants, collect rent online, advertise vacancies, and generate free landlord forms. To that extent, our blog often publishes general information on issues commonly encountered by landlords – such as evicting tenants.

Although VerticalRent takes every reasonable effort possible to ensure the accuracy of its consumer reports and landlord forms, we do not guarantee or warrant the information to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. The law changes rapidly across the United States, from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. We will not be held responsible for any loss, injury, claim, damage, or liability related to the use of our blog, landlord forms or consumer reports generated from this platform.



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