Anytime many of us reflect on the holiday celebrations, our reflections most often take in lighting sparklers and firing off colorful fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Hayward owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Even if you’re utilizing all cautionary measures, and despite the fact you’re just lighting up small fireworks, things can, just the same, foul up. At any occasion you blend fire and explosives, there is an undeniable danger of not just personal injury but property loss to boot.
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 not difficult to picture how that ensues: if you’ve by no means experienced a firework inadvertently lighting on the underside of a parked car and perceived time of straight-out scare, you’re numbered among the very lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
As a renter in Hayward, you are a right to be nervous about your tenant’s lighting fireworks in, on, or near your rental property. While we can understand why they may want to, the numbers alone are a convincing reason to communicate with your renters about not firing off 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.
If that doesn’t seem to be working, you may need a property management company who comprehends the risks of fireworks and can make it easier for your tenants to comprehend the threat involved. At Real Property Management Masters, we have the best interests of both tenants and your rental property in consideration. We can deal with any questions or concerns your tenants may have about proper firework usage and attend to any interrelated affairs that may appear.
With respect to the health and safety of your real estate investment and your tenants, you ought to have the manner of consideration and proficiency that our team can bestow. Please contact us online or by phone at 510-398-8704 for more useful information.