Private rental properties make up 20% of all homes in the UK. This is because the rental setup creates a way for people to have a home they want if they can’t afford or don’t want to buy one. And; from the Landlord’s point of view, renting out a house can be a rather lucrative business move.
However, when it comes to security, rental properties (on the whole) are not being sufficiently protected.
Today, we take a look at the key benefits of having CCTV installed at rental properties, urging the Landlords of South Wales to invest in intelligent solutions to protect both their tenants and their property investments.
Burglary is on the up
Over 400,000 burglaries were reported in the UK last year alone. But, this number is climbing each year, with the UK sitting 4th for criminal acts per capita in the world. And, according to the Police Foundation, tenants experience more burglaries than homeowners. Rental properties are associated with 40% more crimes than homes occupied by their owners.
Rented properties are the least secure
According to recent data, private rental properties such as HMOs as well as council properties are the least secure. This is mainly due to Landlords and their attitudes, with over 60% of landlords putting no thought into security whatsoever.
The importance of making tenants feel safe
For a Landlord, a long-standing, well-paying tenant is gold. However, to find such people and keep them, they have to feel comfortable and safe in their homes. This is something a simple CCTV setup can encourage with ease, allowing tenants to feel safe and have peace of mind that they won’t get burgled. Over 20% of tenants would turn a property down if they thought their Landlord wasn’t concerned about the security of the property. Now that’s a stat many Landlords will find hard to ignore.
Protecting yourself FROM the tenant
Property damage caused by a tenant often surpasses the amount they are charged for their bond. Where CCTV cannot be installed on the inside of the property, your cameras will be able to capture any damage caused on the property’s exterior. This can prove beneficial in times of dispute.
Here at Twenty4, we enjoy working with various Property Landlords across South Wales, providing them with top-of-the-range security systems and products.
Designing bespoke solutions that directly reflect their needs and wants, we can help Landlords with all types of properties requiring all types of security measures.
Other services we are offering to Private Landlords in Wales include:
- Intruder Alarms
- Smoke Alarms
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Doors
- Fire Risk Assessments
For more details on how we can help you, get in touch.