Childproof your rental property
I am often asked how to make your luxury designer home suitable for the family rental market, and it doesn’t have to impact on your beautiful aesthetics, it just takes expertise and a solid portfolio of previous work and using a baby proofing concierge service such as Minime and Luxury – you know you are in safe hands, with years of experience working internationally we find a solution to fit your needs.
My initial recommendation would be to safeguard your investment with specialist landlord insurance and the first step would be to compare landlord insurance, my personal favourite is CIA landlord insurance as it provides comprehensive cover.
Top tips for child proofing your rental property:
In family rental properties it is advised to only have windows that open three inches – which is about half the height of an adult fist – or they should have a window guard. It is recommended that if you have casement windows that you remove the crank and keep it somewhere you can easily access.
Great glass choices in your home!
Ensure any glass furniture in the home is made from tempered glass, non-tempered glass shatters easily. You can call the manufacturer if you are unsure about what kind of glass you have in your home.
Think carefully about perimeter safety
A high-quality gate will prevent little ones from running out onto a busy roads or into the countryside. They also prevent unwanted people and animals from entering your property.
Swimming pool safety is paramount
If you have an outside pool you could consider either fencing to prevent children accessing the pool or my personal preference which is a safety cover holds a persons weight. If you have an indoor pool then you can invest in a motion detector which alarms if a child was to enter the area.
Make sure your blinds are brilliant!
Window blind cords can be a risk to babies and small children, they can injure or strangle themselves on looped cords and chains. You should take steps to ensure that you keep children safe because they could lose their life on a window blind cord in a few seconds, sadly almost one child a month dies as a result of blind cords.
Finally, ensure your property has enough carbon monoxide and smoke detectors as you want to make sure your tenants are immediately alerted if there is smoke or carbon monoxide in the home. I would also recommend putting a fire extinguisher and fire blanket into the kitchen. If you need any help or advice about baby proofing your home, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Minime and Luxury.
Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: October 12, 2020 | Posted in: INTERIORS