Holiday celebrations usually mean colorful lights and festive music, our fondest recollection of the holidays include lighting sparklers and setting off multicolored fireworks. Fireworks can be a big part of the holiday fun, but for Apopka owners of rental homes, they can also be a dangerous risk. Despite all the preventive measures that you can take, and even if just lighting afire small fireworks, things can still go incredibly wrong. Any time you mix fire and explosives, there is a real threat of not only personal injury but property damage 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 easy to envision how that follows: if you’ve never experienced a firework unexpectedly darting beneath a parked car and felt a moment of utter horror, you’re one of the lucky ones. All told the NFPA estimate that fireworks cause $43 million in property damage each year.
You have every right to be concerned about your Apopka tenants lighting fireworks in, on, or near your rental homes. Although we can definitely understand where they are coming from and why they feel the need to want to do so, the numbers alone are a likely 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 case your tenants don’t budge, you will need to have a reliable property management company who knows and understands the risks of fireworks and can assist you in making sure your tenants recognize the risk involved. At Real Property Management Freedom, 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.
Health and safety of your real estate investment, as well as your tenants, is one of our priorities. We offer unparalleled service and expertise that would best fit your business goals. Please contact us online or by phone at 407-624-4706 for more information.