The topic of child safety in your rental property is an extremely important one. You may be thinking that it’s the responsibility of your tenants to child proof and baby proof a home. That’s true, but as a property owner, there are a lot of things you can do to make it easier. All rental properties need to be safe and habitable, and the little children and babies who are living in your property are especially important. Today, we’re sharing some of the ways to childproof a property that will protect your youngest tenants and also to protect your own legal interests.
Property Management Orlando: Repairs and Pools
Start with looking at all the railings and banisters in your home. Make sure they are not damaged or falling apart. There should not be any loose pieces, and they should be close enough together to prevent anyone from falling through. Pool safety is also an extremely important landlord responsibility here in the sunny state of Florida. A fence or screen enclosure around the swimming pool with a lock, alarm, latch, or all three, is helpful. Make sure the entire pool area is childproof so it’s easy for parents to prevent their children from playing in the area without adult supervision.
Property Management Orlando: Windows and Garages
Screens should be on all windows, especially in two story homes. You should also place child safety latches on your windows. Blind strings should not be long enough for little ones to reach. You want your garage doors to have a motion sensor that works. This helps everyone; kids, pets, and adults. You also need smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that work and are installed in the right places.
Let’s all work together to make our rental properties safe. If you have any questions about how to create a child proof home, or anything pertaining to Orlando property management, please give us a call. You can contact us at Hampton & Hampton Management and Leasing in Orlando.