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Is your rental property safe for children?

Is your rental property safe for children?

How long have you owned rental properties in the Central Valley? If one or more of those properties are not safe for children you could be counting out a potential pool of renters who would be interested in living in your property.

Most families with children also make great renters because they typically settle in areas for longer periods of time because their children become established in local schools. This means that you can potentially end the cycle of annual lease renewals because you will finally have some long term tenants.

How To Create A Child Friendly Rental

Tip 1 – Examine the Grounds Surrounding Your Property

Search for anything that could be considered to be dangerous for kids, especially small children, including: downed tree branches, gopher holes, debris or garbage which may have been left on the property after the previous tenant rented there.

Tip 2 – Post the Speed Limit for Your Property

If you own a multi-family unit make sure you have the speed limit posted on your property since it’s easy for some people to speed in and out of a residential area, and that’s when accidents occur.

Tip 3 – Confirm That Your Swimming Pool Is Secure

It doesn’t matter if you own a single family home with a swimming pool, or a multi-family rental unit with a swimming pool, make sure you secure pool access for all of your Central Valley Rental Properties to make sure small children are not able to get into the pool.

Tip 4 – Create a Dedicated Play Area

Children will play with anything they can get their hands on, including abandoned shopping carts, and this can present a problem if you don’t have a dedicated play area on your property. To avoid this problem consider creating a dedicated play area which includes a slide, monkey bars and traditional play structure so kids know where to go when they are playing outside.

Get Property Management Here

For more tips you can use for making your rental property “kid friendly”, or for professional property management, contact RPM Central Valley today by calling us at (209) 572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.

 

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