- May 9, 2017
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It’s summer, the time for vacations and beach trips, but how do you ensure your apartment is safe while you’re gone? Renters have a few more things to do before leaving than homeowners do. Whether it’s getting renters insurance or having a neighbor pick up your mail for you, it is important to analyze everything before going on vacation. This post from our friends at Hattiesburg Apartments highlights the main ways you can make sure your apartment rental is safe over your summer vacation.
The last thing you want to think about while on summer vacation is the security of your apartment rental, but to ensure a worry-free holiday it’s important for tenants to be prepared. Knowing the statistic that renters are 85% more likely to experience a home burglary than homeowners, it’s crucial to take extra precautions before heading out of town for any extended period of time.
This is especially true for an apartment rental in Hattiesburg, a college town, when large populations of renters leave for vacations at the same time. Renters shouldn’t worry too much though. With a little extra attention and planning, tenants should be able to focus on the fabulous destination and fun activities ahead of them. Below we share our best tips to secure your apartment rental while away.
Let the Right People Know You’re Leaving
We get it, you’re going somewhere amazing and you want to let everyone know! Just be careful you are alerting all the right people, and none of the wrong ones.
Before leaving town it’s best practice to let one or two of your most trustworthy immediate neighbors (next door or above or below) know you will be gone. Whether you are super close with these individuals or not, alerting them of your departure will let them know to watch your apartment rental for any suspicious activity (a favor you can return for them in the future). Make sure you leave them with…