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How To Make Your Community Safe To Prevent Property Liability

As property owners, one of the things we really want to avoid is receiving complaints and reports. Besides problems with plumbing, arguments between neighbors, and noisy pets, we can all agree that being involved in a property liability lawsuit can be the most unpleasant to deal with.  

The good thing is that there are ways to avoid this! By keeping out the community safe, secure, and a property liability case can be the least of our worries. Here are 5 ways to make sure of that:

1. Installing CCTV Cameras – The truth of the matter is that we cannot always see what is happening on our property. In the face of a property liability lawsuit, it can be difficult to prove that we have always been committed to being responsible property owners. When doubts arise in a conflict about safety and security, having CCTV camera footage will help prove who can be held liable in an accident or conflict. Your renters will also feel more reassured and secured.

2. Doing Regular Property Inspection – Over time, some parts of the building will go through deterioration and will have some damages that would need immediate fixing. Having a regular property inspection to check on and address the damages will help you avoid accidents from happening. Even illnesses from mold infestation can lead to a property liability lawsuit, but an inspection and cleaning can solve the problem before it even becomes one.

3. Enforcing Rules About Keeping Pets – While some property owners prohibit pets, we know that some allow renters to keep them. However, rules must be established and enforced to ensure that pets won’t be a disturbance to other renters. As a property owner, part of making sure of everyone’s safety is to avoid dog bite incidents from happening. Rules about keeping dogs on leash can help avoid this from happening and will save you from facing a liability lawsuit.

Accidents can happen anywhere but as property owners, it is part of our responsibility is making sure that we retain a safe and secured place for our renters. If you require assistance about rules and property maintenance, the Occupancy Solutions team is always within reach. Don’t be afraid to contact us!

Key to Finding the Best Residents for Your Community

As a property manager, you may find the notion of renting a space quickly favorable because it means you are putting money in the bank faster. While you don't want any space to remain vacant, you also don't want to have to evict a resident in the near future. For this reason, it makes more sense to take your time and find a good resident for your community.

The Importance Of Resident Testimonials In Marketing Your Apartment

There is nothing more convincing than the testimonies of people who have actually experienced the best things about your apartment. You would be surprised at how much other people value these opinions when looking for a new home! That is why if you have not gathered any resident testimionials yet, now is the time to start. To help you, here are some things to keep in mind.

Training Your Team To Handle Challenging Community Members

Many different personalities will make up a community, and not all of these will be easy. Training your team to be able to handle conflict or more challenging personalities effectively and positively is important to maintaining that authentic and harmonious community feel. A few points to include in your employee training are:

Simple Ways To Create A Personalized Guest Experience

A personalized guest experience is a major want for many travelers today. Whether traveling for business or leisure, they want to feel like they’ve stepped into a home away from home even if it’s their first visit to a particular hotel. They want that comfort, relaxation, and attention that shows that they’re being well cared for.

How to Onboard Employees for Your Small Hotel

Since the start of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has definitely gone through a few changes. Cutbacks and layoffs were common, and now that things are going back to normal, smaller hotels are finding it hard to reopen as they have problems finding people to hire.

How Recaps Can Fill Out a Team Meeting Agenda

For more effective management, you should provide team members with a recap of the day at the beginning and end of each day. This can go a long way in improving effectiveness and efficiency. Let's take a closer look at the value of these team meeting agendas and how they can help.
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