Vandalism of residential property is one of the most usual crimes to happen to property owners in Flushing and the neighboring localities. In fact, roughly 15% of American homes are targeted by vandals each year. Vandalism such as graffiti and smashed mailboxes can cause expensive damage to a rental home, but it also breaks a tenant’s feeling of security and community spirit, in addition, the potential detriment of property values. Consequently, preventing vandalism should be a major concern for landlords and property owners alike.
One of the ideal practices to stop vandalism is to install and maintain enough exterior lighting. Vandals are attracted to shadowy areas, choosing to execute their dirty work unnoticed. Motion sensor lights are mainly useful and can be an energy-efficient alternative that tenants will like.
If your rental property has fences, a suitable measure to forbid vandalism is to ensure that your fences are furnished with a secure gate that locks. Vandals are commonly searching for easy targets, so being forced to scale up a fence or push through a locked gate will make a big difference toward shutting them out of the yard.
As a natural deterrent, think about planting bushes or shrubs with rough bark, thorns, or pointy leaves all over the property. The added greenery will enhance the view of your property while at the same time extending an unbearable challenge to any unwanted visitors trying an attempt to get to just a few steps away from the home.
It may look unusual, but excellent window coverings can keep the vandals away, too. Vandalism is a crime of opportunity; they will oftentimes just attack if they believe no one is around. Having the windows cloaked with blinds or drapes will bring up suspicions about whether or not someone is in the place, all the more if a light or two is left on always. It just might persuade them to find other, easier victim.
Lastly, if vandals do strike, it’s needed to tidy up the mess as quickly as possible. These sorts of ne’er-do-wells enjoy having their handiwork scene and fussed over. If their damage is left unattended to, they might get urged, simply to come back and create a bigger, “better” mess. By painting over graffiti, repairing broken glass, and dealing with any additional harm at once, you are greatly preventing any vandals from coming back.
By doing these easy approaches, you can avoid your Flushing rental house from turning into an easy target for vandals. At Real Property Management New York Gold, we give full-service property management as well as monitoring your properties on a regular basis and arranging for repairs and maintenance should anything go wrong. If you would like more information on how to protect your home, please contact us online or by 347-905-5770 today.
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