When most people picture holiday festivities, their memories often contain lighting sparklers and setting off vivid fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Roxbury owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when undertaking all needed preventative measures, and even if just igniting small fireworks, things can still backfire. Every time you mix fire and explosives, there is an actual risk of not only personal injury but damage to the premises too.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, fireworks caused 11,000 injuries and 4 deaths in 2016. In addition to personal injury, the NFPA reports that fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year. 1,300 of those are structural fires and 300 are vehicle fires. It’s simple to visualize how that takes place: if you’ve never undergone a firework accidentally discharging underneath a parked automobile and felt a moment of total horror, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a homeowner in Roxbury, you are justified in your concerns about your tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or a short distance from your rental premises. While we can certainly appreciate why they might want to, the figures alone are a credible pretext to converse with your renters about not setting off fireworks at your rental homes. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
If that doesn’t seem to succeed, you need a property management company who comprehends the risks of fireworks and that can help your occupants grasp the possible danger. We have the best interests of both tenants and your rental buildings in mind here at Real Property Management NJ Elite. We can handle any queries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any connected obstacles that may appear.
When it comes to the wellness and protection of your real estate investment and your residents, you need the kind of consideration and knowledge that our team can provide. Please contact us online or by phone at 908-955-7487 for more information.
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