Keeping your student property safe- for landlords
Letting out your property to students is a successful business, especially if your property is close to a university. During the summer your property will have no one living in there. This can make it a prime target for thieves.
Taking a security assessment can help to reduce these risks. The assessment consists of inspecting the exterior of your property. The assessor will be looking for damage to windows and doors. They will also check that locks and any security alarms are fitted properly.
While you are having the exterior checked it would be a good idea to have the inside of the property checked to make sure it meets fire regulations and there is an emergency exit.
If you do not already have a good quality security system, it would be a good idea to have one installed. This will ensure you will save money in the future by protecting any possession inside the property.
Living in a busy neighbourhood where theft is prone, having a CCTV system installed can be vital to keeping your property safe. The best type of CCTV to get is one that will record. This means that you have something to show to the police if your property is broken into.
If you still don’t feel your furniture and any belongings left in the property then invest in a storage unit. You will be able to keep expensive possessions in a storage unit. The advantages to using a storage unit with Storage Giant are:
- Alarm system
- 24 hour digital CCTV
- Your own pin code for storage unit
- Fire alarms and smoke detectors
The best way to know how to protect your property is to check with your insurance company. They will be able to tell you what your insurance plan covers.