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How Residential Property Managers Should Prepare for Hurricanes

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Below Are Some Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Limiting hurricane damage is an important part of residential property management. By taking control of the situation in advance, you can reassure your renters that their homes will be safe from an impending storm.

1. Plan Ahead
Hurricanes typically do not take a city by surprise. There is usually some warning that the storm is approaching. This should give you time to make a plan.
Start by creating a project team. Work with the team to assign responsibilities and roles to each employee. Make sure that every person in your organization knows what to do before, during, and after the storm.

2. Prepare Renters
Your tenants may feel anxious as the storm approaches. This is especially true for renters who have not experienced hurricanes in the past.
To reassure the residents, talk to them about your various policies. Tell the tenants if you plan to trim trees or perform other measures to limit hurricane damage. You should also make sure your renters know the local evacuation policy.
Check to see if your renters have proper insurance. Most renters' policies do not include flood coverage, so suggest that your tenants purchase separate insurance to cover this type of loss. Above all, your conversations with the renters should emphasize that you are trying to keep them safe.

3. Take Inventory
Finally, take time to gather all the information you will need prior to the storm. Keep updated phone numbers for the residents along with their emergency contacts. You should also store the name and number of a trusted cleanup and restoration company.
Proper preparation will not just reduce the hurricane damage to your Arp, TX, properties. It will also build up trust between you and your renters. This will be invaluable going forward. If any future issues arise, the tenants will trust your ability to handle the problems correctly.

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