When people imagine holiday parties, their recollections often include lighting sparklers and igniting vibrant fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Yorktown owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even when undertaking all essential preventative measures, and even if just igniting small fireworks, things can still backfire. Whenever you combine fire and explosives, there is a tangible threat of danger of not only property damage but personal injury as well.
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 occurs: if you have never undergone a firework inadvertently shooting below a parked vehicle and known a moment of utter dread, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a property landlord in Yorktown, you have good reasons to be concerned about your tenant’s lighting fireworks in, on, or within reach of your rental properties. While we can certainly recognize why they might want to, the figures alone are a convincing motive to discuss with your renters about not igniting fireworks at your rental buildings. 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 help, you need a property management company who comprehends the risks of fireworks and that can help your renters grasp the possible danger. At Real Property Management VA Peninsula, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental houses in mind. We can handle any inquiries or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any related problems that may turn up.
When it comes to the well-being and welfare of your real estate investment and your occupants, you need the kind of care and skillfulness that our team can put forward. Please contact us online or by phone at 757-251-9188 for more information.
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