Does your community have a Disaster Relief Plan?

With the increased number of natural weather disasters, it’s more important than ever to have an emergency response plan in place for your apartment community.  South Carolina recently experienced the sudden and surprising damage that can strike when they experienced flooding during Hurricane Joaquin.  There are also many other risks that must be prepared for […]

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RISK: Step by Step Breakdown of On-Site Safety Liability

What do multifamily owners and the great Achilles of Phthia have in common?  Both have a weak spot.  Based on 3rd party legal feedback from multiple legal teams specializing multifamily litigation, Premise Liability, specifically as it relates to on-site employees, is the biggest risk currently facing owners around the country. Almost all owners are well […]

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Crime Report: Another Property Manager Stabbed On-Site

It what has become a common occurrence, a young female property manager in Eugene Oregon was attacked and stabbed multiple times in the head by a resident wielding shards of a hookah.  Kirk James Withrow, resident of Stadium Park Apartments, was taken into custody by local authorities after the suspect was pinned down. The property […]

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Who should pay to protect my property staff?

Often times in the apartment industry, fee managers are unsure on who is responsible for providing safety for their staff.  The general thought process is: “These are my employees and I pay insurance and workers comp, so it’s my responsibility as a fee manager”.  So what happens when a staff member is attacked or hurt at […]

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Lawsuit: Property Manager Wins 2.4M Lawsuit against Building Owner

In a case that sets the stage for others of its kind, an Atlanta judge has ruled that the owner of Townsview Station Apartments is at fault for failing to provide ample safety measures for their apartment community. The plaintiff, the former property manager of Townsview Station Apartments reported to her owners that a series […]

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8 Factors that Increase Risk On-Site

When you think of workplace safety, the first thing most American’s think of is the OSHA poster pinned up in the breakroom.  These rules are very important for all companies, not just management companies.  With that said though, we want to look at a different segment of workplace safety – interactions with the public, specifically […]

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Crime Report: Georgia Resident Attacks Property Manager

Athens, GA – Chadwick Mark Allen, 26, was arrest this Tuesday after attacking the property manager of Abby West Apartments.  Mr. Allen, a resident of the apartment community, was confronted by the property manager for stealing food from the office.  The victim was punched repeatedly in the back of the head before being restrained by a […]

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Crime Report: Maintenance Man Charged with Property Manager’s Murder

Bossier City police charged former maintenance man Robert Earl Walter with 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of April Fulgham, the 32 year old property manager of Lexington Place Apartments.  Walter, who was terminated from his job the day of the crime, returned to the apartment community with a gun and shot Ms. […]

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