With residents considering if they should travel or not this summer, share this blog with them to ensure the safety of the community and their housing.
Protect yourself and others during your trip:
(May 22, 2020, Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases)
Make arrangements for your pets with a lodging center, or with a local pet sitter. If you plan on using a stay at home service, make sure your pet sitter is familiar with the Association’s pet policies and properly pick up behind your furry friends while you are gone.
The last thing that anyone wants to think about is paying a mortgage and utilities, but offer tenants the ability to pay ahead of time if they are traveling over the summer.
To help your resident save money, ask them to set their thermostat to a higher, but tolerable, temperature while they’re away. They can close the blinds to keep the sunshine out.
Have your residents inform you that they are traveling for a long period of time and leave an emergency contact. There could be something that comes up such as a maintenance disaster, or their mail piling up..
Have your resident check that all their doors and windows are closed, especially the windows on the bottom floor.
If the resident feels comfortable, they can ask a neighbor to keep an eye on their house while they’re gone with spare keys.