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The Truth About Leases for Commercial Property Owners

The Truth About Leases for Commercial Property Owners

Picture this: You’re a commercial property owner, and you’ve just been served a lawsuit. The claimant tripped on your property and sustained serious injuries. They claim negligence on your property caused their injuries. You feel some relief when you recall that the...

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Building Maintainence 

Is Your Roof Ready for Extreme Weather Conditions? 4 Ways You Can Prepare

Is Your Roof Ready for Extreme Weather Conditions? 4 Ways You Can Prepare

No matter the season, weather is the primary cause of wear and tear on the exterior of residences and businesses. Regardless of whether a hurricane, a snowstorm or another extreme-weather event is forecasted, it is important to always be prepared because natural disasters have become more widespread in recent years. Below, explore four ways you can prepare.

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Why Hiring Licensed and Insured Contractors Is Essential 

Why Hiring Licensed and Insured Contractors Is Essential 

As a business owner, you will occasionally need to make repairs to keep your business and property safe and hazard-free. While it may seem tempting and less expensive to do a DIY project or hire an unlicensed contractor for these repairs, these shortcuts are not worth the cost in the long run. Here are some of the many reasons why only a licensed and insured contractor should complete your projects.

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Preserving Video Surveillance

Preserving Video Surveillance

Businesses often use a video surveillance system to monitor their establishments for a variety of reasons, including security, property management, and liquor service monitoring. In the event a potential claim happens at your premises, it is crucial that video surveillance footage be handled and preserved correctly. If surveillance is handled incorrectly, it can become unusable and, in some cases, have a negative effect on the outcome of a claim settlement.

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Rental Homes: Reducing Risk and Preventing Claims

Rental Homes: Reducing Risk and Preventing Claims

Do you own a rental home, or do you insure those who do? Tune in to this webinar to learn how to reduce many of the potential risks you are exposed to through your property and keep your dwelling claim-free. Guest speaker and attorney Sevan Gobel, of Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP, will discuss real-life claim examples surrounding fires, pools, dog bites, negligent security and more.

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Tips for Protecting Your Residential Condominium Units

Tips for Protecting Your Residential Condominium Units

A vital part of loss control is identifying and correcting hazards before a loss occurs. With spring just around the corner, as a residential condo investor, now is the time to assess your unit(s) to ensure your investments don’t cost you due to possible damage....

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The Importance of Adequate Lighting at Your Premises

The Importance of Adequate Lighting at Your Premises

To keep your premises safe, it is essential you have adequate lighting installed inside and outside. But what is adequate lighting? Adequate lighting is defined as having enough light to complete a task at hand. Whether that task is walking to a car in a parking lot...

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5 Ways to Prevent a Disaster at Your Condominium Building

5 Ways to Prevent a Disaster at Your Condominium Building

In the aftermath of the June 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida, condominium associations across the country are searching for actions they can take to prevent such a tragedy from happening to them. Learn how you can...

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5 Essential Steps for Winterizing Your Property

5 Essential Steps for Winterizing Your Property

Cold weather and a drop in temperature can cause costly claims to occur on your premises. Follow these steps to make sure your vacant or occupied property is ready to withstand all the hazards that the winter season brings. 1. Protect Pipes (If Vacant) One cold snap...

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Steps to Take After a Loss

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This checklist will guide you on what to do after a loss occurs to minimize further damage and keep yourself and others safe.

Safety Checklist for Rental Dwellings

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A vital part of loss control is identifying and removing or correcting unsafe activities or conditions before a loss occurs. This safety checklist is a tool to help you identify some areas that may need attention.

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