One of the most important aspects of managing a property rental is safety and security. Discuss with your Property Manager every area of your property rental to make sure you are meeting your obligation of providing a safe home for your tenant.
Aside from the possibility of break-ins, a major concern for window safety is accidental falls. For above ground windows as well as balconies, make sure that security screens or other safety measures are installed.
All locks for all entrance points must be in working order. For ground floor apartments which have greater security risks, ensuring that the locks are sturdy and are working correctly must be included in the priority list. In between tenancies, it is best to reset locks or any electronic codes.
Smoke alarms must be tested as per state legislation to ensure that they are in working order. This must be carried out within 30 days of a new tenant moving in or a lease renewal.
Make sure that the pool in your property meets the standard pool fencing and safety laws in your state or territory. In Queensland, for example, before you can lease your property to a tenant, you are required to secure a pool safety certificate to ensure that you are, indeed, in compliance with the current pool safety standards. The certificate can only be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector
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