It’s highly recommended that you make an active effort to encourage tenants to become involved in the community and that includes appropriate community organizations and programs, like the neighborhood watch. Whenever tenants are more interested in their community, they get to enjoy a more protected neighborhood while Norfolk property owners achieve the benefits of low vacancy rates and higher property values.
What is a neighborhood watch?
Neighborhood watch is a unique, citizen-led program where the members assemble themselves, partnering with the local law enforcement to prevent crime. So much so that the National Crime Prevention Council has credited such programs as they are on the most reliable strategy to reduce residential crime rates.
If there is already a neighborhood watch program in your rental property’s neighborhood, we suggest conducting a communication encouraging your tenants to join up. Many renters are happy to contribute their time to a community that meets their needs and reflects their values, and just want that little mention of support. When tenants are more engaged in defending the safety of their neighborhood, they are more likely to form positive relationships with community members, stay in the home longer, and keep your investment property from being targeted and maligned by neighbors.
A safe, protected rental home and satisfied tenants are both keys to a successful long-term investment strategy. At Real Property Management Premier, we team up with property owners and our local community to manage quality rental properties. Our property management specialists recognize how important it is to promote and sustain good relations with neighbors and community leaders. Contact us or call us at 954-362-5235 for more information.
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