It not only makes it a lot easier to sell (or rent) a vacancy, it can help raise the face value of a property. There is another aspect of a property that many property owners tend to neglect and that is safety. Safety should be a top priority.
Providing people with a safe place to occupy can help prevent losing thousands (or millions) of dollars in personal injury lawsuits. The following are 3 essential tips for keeping your New York City property safer through better property management.
Tip #1: Make sure all light bulbs are working properly and all of the common areas of are properly illuminated to prevent slip-and-falls.
Tip #2: Snow and ice are breeding grounds for slip-and-falls. During the cold winter months, make sure you remove snow and ice from walkways. Make sure you put down an adequate amount of salt around the walkway areas.
Tip #3: When rain is in the forecast, please be sure to roll out a rubber slip-proof mat in the lobby entrances of your buildings. Many slip and fall accidents can be avoided through simple preventative measures, care and attention.
Bonus: Make sure that you document everything you are doing as safety measures. Take photos of all warning signs that you have placed on your property. In the event a tenant tries to sue, you will have documented proof that you have made an extra effort to keep your property safe. Then consult your attorney – he or she will provide you with additional advice that you may have overlooked. This step is important in making your property a safe and injury-free zone.
Lastly, a property management company in NYC can help you prevent injuries by taking the necessary steps in making sure your property is a safe place for tenants, employees and contract workers.
Do you need a New York property management team to help manage your property? Feel free to contact Metropolitan Pacific Properties at: (718) 626-4400.