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Natural Disasters: What Brookline Rental Property Owners Need to Know

View of a Brookline Rental Property After a Major FloodAll across the nation, natural disasters are known to strike with little to no warning. Hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, flash floods, and the like can cause a lot of destruction on homes and lives country-wide. For Brookline rental property owners, realizing what to do – and who you can rely on, in the event that one of your properties is destroyed by a storm, fire or flood is a necessary part of keeping your renters protected and recovering efficaciously from disaster.

The perfect time to begin planning for disaster recovery is now. Waiting around until after a disaster has destroyed your rental home to formulate a recovery plan can greatly impact the recovery process. Planning in advance means acting on what you can at the present moment to alleviate the worst that nature has to offer. Buying appropriate insurance coverage is the ideal place to kick off, followed by doing a detailed assessment of your properties to determine the natural disaster threat level associated with each one. The status of each rental home must also be attentively checked, together with the strength of retaining walls, the danger posed by tall trees, and other prospective problems.

If your rental property is destroyed in a natural disaster, your foremost task must be to go over to your tenants and make certain they are safe. The destruction to your property ought then to be thoroughly documented and photographed, and the appropriate authorities and insurance companies contacted. If the damage is major, your tenants may have to obtain alternative housing through their insurance carrier, and inspectors and contractors must be contacted immediately to estimate the cost of and time need for repairs.

With far too much to do, having a property management company you can trust is your foremost and most ideal option for a swift recovery. Even before a natural disaster threatens, Real Property Management Boston will help you determine the threat level for your rental home and create an action plan to help mitigate the damage. As soon as disaster strikes, our team of expert professionals will check on your resident’s, assess property damage, take photos, and send you the information you need to get your recovery underway. They will arrange with your insurance company, make certain that inspectors and contractors are fully licensed and insured, and help renters with looking for relocation and temporary housing when necessary.

Because of these reasons and more, Real Property Management Boston is the professional, dependable choice for all of your property management needs in Brookline and the surrounding localities. Please contact us online or by phone at 617-996-0708 for more helpful information.

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