Natural disasters are known to strike with little to no warning. Wherever you are in the country chances are that you have heard of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, flash floods and the like and you know how destructive they can be. They can hit anywhere, they leave behind devastation, destroying homes and lives from coast to coast. For Cypress rental property owners, you better know what things to do and who to contact in case a natural disaster gets wrecked by a storm, fire, or flood. You have to know all of the measures so you can keep your renters safe and recuperating efficiently from disaster.
The time to start organizing for disaster recovery is now. Waiting until after a disaster has damaged your rental home to make a recovery plan can severely influence the recovery process. Preparation means doing what you can now to alleviate the gravest that nature has to offer. Purchasing proper insurance coverage is the best place to start, followed by performing a detailed assessment of your properties to determine the natural disaster threat level associated with each one. The state of each rental home should also be strictly observed, including the strength of retaining walls, the hazard posed by tall trees, and other possible problems.
If your rental property is damaged in a natural disaster, your first job ought to be to check on your tenants and make sure they are safe. The damage to your property should then be thoroughly documented and photographed, and the appropriate authorities and insurance companies communicate. If the damage is severe, your tenants may need to get alternative housing through their insurance carrier, and inspectors and contractors must be brought in right away to estimate the cost of and time need for repairs.
There is still a lot that needs to be done to be fully prepared, but having a property management company you can depend on is your first and best choice for a quick recovery. Even before a natural disaster threatens, Real Property Management Houston will help you determine the threat level for your rental home and create an action plan to help mitigate the damage. When disaster strikes, our team of experts 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 correlate with your insurance company, ensure that inspectors and contractors are fully licensed and insured, and assist renters with arranging for relocation and temporary housing when necessary.
For all of these purposes and more, Real Property Management Houston is the expert, reliable solution for all of your property management needs in Cypress and the neighboring areas. Please contact us online or by phone at 713/830-1888 for more information.