Gracing the house with decorations for the Christmas holiday is a time-honored tradition for renters and homeowners alike. Many tenants want to adorn their eaves and windows with strings of lights, adding a cheerful twinkle to long winter nights. But hanging Christmas lights on a house is no way as manageable – or as safe – as putting up other holiday decorations. Moreover, you can in no way, completely be set on what the final look will be, as everyone has innumerable views of what incorporates a tasteful holiday display. For more reasons, Orem property owners and landlords will have to reconsider before consenting to let their renters hang Christmas lights unassisted.
Consider the Risks
As determined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are well over 1,000 serious injuries brought about by hanging Christmas decorations each year. Falls, electrical shocks, cuts, and abrasions scary enough to scramble people to the emergency room are only quite a few of the expected dangers of hanging lights.
Another liability risk entails decorations that are non-compliant with the regulations of Common Interest Communities (commonly known as Homeowner Associations) and other local governances. A CIC may have a firm set of rules about how many and what form of Christmas decorations are admissible, and in addition when and how long they may be displayed. If your tenant violates CIC regulations, you may find yourself on the hook for fines, disciplinary action, or other unwanted consequences.
Preserving your property in compliance may entail that you will have to restrict renters from hanging their own Christmas lights. Even though no one hopes to be a holiday grinch, the liability that develops with tenants initiating their own Christmas decorating is not something property owners can afford to leave to chance. As such, the need for discussing and depicting sound holiday decorating guidelines with your tenants.
No matter the season, it’s critical to manage your properties conscientiously, a service that is a vital aspect of Real Property Management Utah County’s practice of property management. Our expert property managers apprehend the significance of implementing regular property evaluations and assuring your tenants are safe and in compliance with their lease. If you want to be informed more, please contact us online or call us at 801-224-0033 today.
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