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Natural Disasters: What Garden Oaks Rental Property Owners Need to Know

View of a Garden Oaks Rental Property After a Major FloodAll across the nation, natural disasters are known to strike with little to no warning. Hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, flash floods, and the like can create devastation to homes and families far and wide. For Garden Oaks rental property owners, recognizing what should be done – and who you can have every confidence in – in the event that one of your properties is destroyed by a storm, fire, or flood is a significant factor in keeping your renters out of harm’s way and able to pull through after a catastrophe.

Begin planning for disaster recovery now. Biding your time until after a disaster has ruined your rental house to make a recovery plan can gravely influence the recovery process. Preparing ahead means doing what you can now to ease the harm that catastrophes bring. The first step is investing in reliable insurance coverage and then completing a detailed assessment of your houses to determine the natural disaster threat level associated with each one. The condition of each rental property should also be painstakingly checked, including the solidity of retaining walls, the danger of tall trees, and other potential troubles.

If ever your rental home is destroyed in a natural disaster, your first task should be to check on your tenants and ensure they are out of harm’s way. The destruction of your property would need to be thoroughly documented and photographed. Once this is accomplished, contact the appropriate authorities and insurance companies. If the destruction is very bad, your tenants may have to get alternative housing through their insurance carrier, and inspectors and contractors must be brought in without delay to estimate the cost of and time need for repairs.

With so much required to accomplish, contracting a property management company you can rely on is the best option for you to get back on your feet. Real Property Management Heritage will help you determine the threat level for your rental home and create an action plan to help mitigate the damage long before a natural disaster is on the way. When accidents happen, our group of specialists 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 cooperate with your insurance company, help renters with relocation and temporary housing when necessary, and verify that inspectors and contractors are fully licensed and insured.

As a result of these reasons and more, Real Property Management Heritage is the best pick for all of your property management needs in Garden Oaks and the adjacent municipalities. Please contact us online or by phone at 832-708-8157 for more information.

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