We want all of our landlords to A) Stay safe and B) protect their properties throughout the year. However, Halloween presents unique challenges to property owners. There are lots of people, especially little people, intentionally running around on your property. This can present insurance liability and safety risks. When researching the topic, we came across the following article on Halloween safety tips for landlords and thought of some great advice to pass on to our readers. They recommend three main ideas, and we've added another:
1. Time Block your Trick or Treating Hours
Agree to set hours with your neighbors for when the neighborhood will be open for Trick or Treaters.
2. Clear a Path to your Front Door
Check around your yard for anything that can be tripped on, or that someone could possibly hurt themselves with.
3. Don't use real candles
You definitely want plenty of light on your property, but open flames always add danger. All those costumes hanging off of your guests have the potential to catch fire. Reduce the risk by using battery powered candles/lights.
4. Pass out Candy Outside of the House
You can bypass the risk of people coming onto your property all together by setting up outside near your driveway or walkway. This way, you can dictate whether or not anyone leaves the (community property) sidewalk and onto your property.
Happy Halloween to all of you Landlords and Readers out there! Stay Safe!!!
We're open to more ideas, let us know if you have any advice to pass on!