Sparklers and fireworks are synonymous with holiday celebrations it has become a tradition for almost everybody. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Harlan Ranch owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Despite cautious efforts, and even if it’s just a small number of fireworks to be lit, things can still not go according to plan. Fire and explosives spell uncertainty and damage to your property not to mention personal injury 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 easy to envision how that happens: if you’ve never endured a firework unexpectedly firing underneath a parked car and felt a moment of sheer terror, you’re one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a property owner in Harlan Ranch, you are correct if you are bothered regarding your tenant’s lighting fireworks inside, toward, or nearby your rental homes. While we can positively understand why they might want to, the statistics alone are a compelling reason to talk to your renters about not lighting fireworks at their rental property. One way to convince them to honor your request might be to offer them information on firework safety and the risks involved.
In the event that your tenants still won’t get where you are coming from, you will need a property management company who understands the risks of fireworks and can better assist you as you explain to your tenants realize the risks involved. At Real Property Management Platinum, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental property in mind. We can take care of any questions or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and handle any related issues that may arise.
When it comes to the health and safety of your real estate investment and your tenants, you need the kind of concern and expertise that our team has to offer. Please contact us online or by phone at 559-324-9400 for more information.