When your property sits vacant, whether temporarily or for an extended period, it can face a range of risks, from vandalism and theft to weather damage and more. The good news is that many property insurance policies cover such issues under Property Damage Coverage. However, the bad news is that after a certain duration of vacancy, typically 30 or more consecutive days, most insurers consider the property ineligible for coverage, rendering the entire policy void.
Here are 4 proactive measures that you can take to protect your vacant property and deter potential threats:
Install a security system: A security system can help protect your property from vandalism, theft, and other potential threats. Consider installing an alarm system, motion-activated lights, and security cameras to monitor your property.
Maintain the property: Keep the exterior well-maintained: Overgrown bushes, unkempt lawns, and excessive leaves can signal to potential intruders that the property is vacant and an easy target. Keeping the exterior of the property well-maintained can help deter intruders and make the property appear occupied.
Secure entrances and windows: Make sure all entrances and windows are secure to prevent unauthorized entry. Consider installing deadbolts, security bars, and reinforced glass to make it more difficult for someone to break in.
Hire a property manager: If you're unable to visit your vacant property regularly, consider hiring a property manager to oversee the property. They can check on the property periodically and address any issues that may arise.
At 12 Gates Property Services, we serve as your eyes and ears, diligently working on your behalf to protect and preserve your vacant or unoccupied property. With our expertise, you can have peace of mind knowing your investment is in capable hands. Don't leave your property's security to chance; let us be your trusted partner in safeguarding your valuable asset.
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