I am a national expert legal witness who regularly writes about many topics including: Reasonable Standards of Care, Premises Liability, Property Management, Real Estate Management, Property Maintenance, Real Estate Management, Management Neglect, Condominium Associations, Home Owner Associations, Public Housing, Public Housing Maintenance, Public Housing Management, Snow Management, Ice Management, Snow Removal, Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Board of Health Issues, Bed Bugs, Exterminations, Fires, Floods, Slips and Falls, Walkways, Decks, Railings, Parking Lot Maintenance, Covid19, Corona Virus and other topics.

June 22, 2020

Are you excited about summer? So are we!  Before you even consider lighting your propane grill, there are a number of things to consider for your safety and everyone around you.

  • Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house. 

  • Keep children and pets away from the grill and up to 2 hours later. 

  • Clean your grill regularly.

  • Check for propane leaks.

  • Keep decorations away from your grill.

  • Keep a spray bottle of water handy.

  • Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill.

  • Always turn on the propane, while your grill lid is closed.

  • Never, ever leave your grill unattended....

April 2, 2019

Parking lots are generally located adjacent to workplaces. Even though you may be visiting a business, there is a possibility that you can be injured. The major risk at parking lots includes falls resulting from slips and trips.

Workplaces and businesses can help reduce slips, trips,  and fall injuries by having a written policy or procedure about the safe walking conditions and surfaces. Parking lots must be inspected on a regular basis and any defects repaired. 

January 2, 2019

 As we close out 2018, I am thankful for all the Attorneys, their assistants, their clients and everyone who hired me for a variety of cases.  I appreciate the opportunity to aid you and learn more about each case.  Wishing everyone a terrific 2019! Happy New Year!!!

May 8, 2017

Sprinkler System safety and facts by Owen Ahearn, CPM. Owen is an expert legal witness in property management.

April 30, 2017

I am providing yard safety tips to raise awareness and reduce potential injuries to operators, their families, or visitors.

April 21, 2017

When climbing a ladder, it is safest to utilize Three Points of Contact because it minimizes the chances of slipping and falling from the ladder. At all times during ascent, descent, and working, the ladder climber must face the ladder and have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder steps, rungs and/or side rails.

April 12, 2017

Fix Home/Unit Hazards

When no addressed, small nuisances can become hazardous over time. A loose floor board or creaking stair may eventually lead to a tenant's injury. Routine property maintenance can keep many of these issues from occurring. Make sure that railings and banisters for staircases are secure, inside and outside of the property. If your exterior staircases have the tendency to be slippery, you may consider investing in skid-resistance stair treads

Maintain Home Security Measures

Keeping renters and rentals safe is easier when security measures are in maintained. If you have an alarm system, be sure to show your tenants how to properly use it...

March 26, 2017

1.      Understand what you are doing!  You are purchasing this as in investment generally to make money.  Do your research – make sure the property meets all of your expectations.

2.      Can you afford to purchase?  Do you have enough money for the down payment, property insurance, future repairs and the closing attorney?  If not, you probably should not be looking any further.

3.      Know your new tenants!  Before the closing, review the leases, the rent rolls and the tenant ledgers.  Make sure you have contact information and also the applications that have their social security number and...

March 7, 2017

Change Your Clocks - Change Your Batteries

Just a friendly reminder to turn your clocks ahead this Sunday - March 12. 2017, for the beginning of Daylight Savings.

Your smoke alarms should have new batteries installed once a year. According to FEMA, twelve percent (12%) of all homes without alarms, account for more than half the fires.

It is estimated that one third of smoke alarms are not working properly, often due to a worn-out battery.

Daylight Savings is a great way to remind yourself to perform this important maintenance task.  


 

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