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.

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 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...

February 28, 2017

Some people are thinking of visiting Florida and California, while others are thinking of taking a cruise.  A lot of people these days are thinking winter is over - its not.  It's time to refocus and keep planning until it is spring and there are no more snow and ice events. 

Here's how:

  1.           Review and update the winter preparedness plan for winter storm readiness.

  2.           Designate an individual to monitor the weather forecast.

  3.           Establish contingency plans for staffing, fuel, equipment, fire protection, strategic shutdown and continued busines...

September 25, 2016

Today marks the day that my new website (www.owenahearn.com) goes live.  I am a national expert legal witness. This site provides knowledge on my career background and how I can assist attorney's with their cases on property management, property maintenance, reasonable standards of care, premises liability, negligence and risk management.

I've already helped attorney's in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

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