Magazine article Journal of Property Management

7 Ways Property Managers Can Safely Use Community Rooms and Clubhouses

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

7 Ways Property Managers Can Safely Use Community Rooms and Clubhouses

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Indoor and outdoor community gathering areas are considered a key amenity for apartment residents. Residents who reserve space at multifamily properties to host a gathering have an obligation to act responsibly. At the same time, it is the obligation of apartment management to provide a safe venue that minimizes the risk of personal injury and damage to the property. The National Safety Council has teamed with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and other sources to offer seven safety tips that, if applied in apartment communities, can help provide a safe venue for such functions and events any time of the year.

1 Protect both parties, the property and the responsible party should have a signed contract or agreement for the space that includes, among other items, a clear statement of rules for use of the facility and a checklist for cleanup and lockup before the keys are returned.

2 Apartments should have adequate insurance coverage, but the lessee should also be protected. Beth Schacherer of American Modern Insurance stated, "Make sure your renters have an up-to-date renter's policy to ensure they are covered for any liability or personal damage. …

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