Bushfires, floods, cyclones and severe storms can be unpredictable and scary. While we as individuals can’t do much to prevent a natural disaster, we can take steps to improve our safety and reduce our losses during times of crisis. These 10 tips can help you prepare for unexpected emergencies affecting you, your household and your rental home.
1. Understand your rights
2. Create an Emergency Plan
3. Build an Emergency Kit
4. Get to know your neighbours
5. Consider getting insurance
6. Document your belongings and the condition of your home
8. Secure the property and prepare your pets
10. Communicate with the landlord
Natural disasters can be daunting, but with proper preparation renters can put themselves in a better position. Understanding your legal rights, creating an emergency plan, building an emergency kit, checking your insurance, securing the property, staying informed, communicating with the landlord and documenting your belongings and the property condition are all essential steps to ensure your safety and minimise your losses during times of crisis. By taking these precautions you’ll be better prepared to weather the storm.