Meyer Vacation Rentals team members recently attended a seminar conducted by the Vacation Rental Management Association.

Titled “Safety: It’s Not Boring. What Everyone Working In The Vacation Rental Industry Needs To Know,” this seminar shed light on safety concerns specifically related to vacation rental properties.

While there were many points made in the seminar, we wanted to particularly share the following points.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends homes should have smoke alarms installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.

That means a two-story, three-bedroom house or condo needs a minimum of five smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms generally have a limited life of no more than 10 years. If an expiration date is not visible on the alarm, it is probably nearing 10 years old and should be replaced.

It’s no surprise that over time and with significant use, chairs and other furnishings can become damaged. Damaged chairs are a common cause of injury inside vacation rental accommodations, creating liability for property owners.

While you can expect to hear from your Owner Services team on a quarterly basis as your property is assessed for needed repairs, let’s work together to proactively replace aging smoke alarms and damaged chairs. Guest safety is Priority #1!