Snow removal is one of many services that you are expected to rent out to your tenants. Snow removal is also a required preventive measure to minimize slip and fall risk and liability not only for your occupant but also for their families, friends and other visitors to the house. Prevention starts at the front door, and ends anywhere anyone might walk, slip, or crash. Have a look at Benson Concrete Construction LLC snow removal.
How and when to protect your property before you or your tenants go to work you should have your snow cleared every day. If required, Ice should be removed hourly, particularly when there is a rainstorm. If you use a contractor, it is recommended that you have regular discussions with them to determine the best times to visit your house.
Label the snow removal date and time you did at your house. Do the same for the contractor, too. If you are sued for a slip and fall, with the policies of your landlord, you can use the dates and times the property was serviced as a defense.
Many homeowners think it is enough to paddle a course through the sidewalk. Not only is this not enough, but one snowstorm after snowstorm will make it harder to complete the shoveling. The snow that isn’t shoveled gets bundled and hard. You’ll also find it difficult to find somewhere to place on the snow. A successful clearing of the path should be at least 42 cm wide. In anticipation of a big snow winter designate yard or driveway area.
When there is a blizzard, day and night it could be snowing. You will want to have the snow cleared so that your tenants can go to work in the morning and prevent suits for slip and fall. Also, study the required snow removal ordinances in your area. In Boston, Massachusetts, landlords are required to remove the snow and slush from their sidewalks within 3 hours of a storm, or they will be fined for non-compliance every day.
Carefully clear the path to the trash cans or dumpster. If not, otherwise people will no longer bring their garbage there. When it snows, they’ll take it to the trash cans at their closest convenience.
If your commercial tenants have a contract specifying that they are responsible for removing their own snow, take a ride and see if they’re doing it right. If not, send them a letter of warning, with a clear lease enforcement deadline.
Check your local snow removal laws, again. Some cities charge a large fine for the street shoveling of your snow or the sidewalk area of your neighbor.