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Tis the Season: Should You Let Your Jasper Renters Hang Christmas Lights?

Jasper Tenant Hanging Christmas Lights for the Holiday SeasonSprucing up the house with Christmas decorations is a time-honored tradition for renters and homeowners alike. Many tenants want to adorn their eaves and windows with strings of lights, adding a cheerful twinkle to long winter nights. However, decorating a house with Christmas lights is more difficult and more dangerous than putting up other holiday decorations. Since everyone has different ideas of what is considered a tasteful holiday display, you can never be quite sure what the end result will be. For multiple reasons, Jasper property owners and landlords should have second thoughts before letting their renters hang Christmas lights themselves.

Consider the Risks

There are more than 1,000 serious injuries because of renters hanging Christmas decorations each year, remarks the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Falls, electrical shocks, cuts, and abrasions severe enough to send people to the emergency room are only some of the latent risks of hanging lights.

Another liability risk includes decorations that break the regulations of Common Interest Communities (commonly known as Homeowner Associations) and other local governances. A CIC, in particular, may have strict rules about the type, quantity, and duration of display of Christmas decorations. They may specify what kind of decorations can be used, how many of these decorations are permitted, and how long they can be on display. If your tenant violates CIC regulations, you may find yourself on the hook for fines, disciplinary action, or other unwanted consequences.

Making sure that your property is in compliance may mean that you need to prohibit renters from hanging their own Christmas lights. While no one wants to kill the Christmas spirit by being a holiday grinch, there is a great liability when tenants do their own Christmas decorating. This is not something property owners can afford to leave to chance. As a result, it is necessary to talk with your tenants and identify what are suitable holiday decorating guidelines.

In Conclusion

No matter the season, it’s crucial to supervise your properties carefully, a service that is a vital part of the Real Property Management Results approach to property management. Our expert property managers recognize the worth of completing regular property evaluations and looking after the safety of your tenants and complying with their lease. If you have any questions, please contact us online or call us at 812-461-1676 today.

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