- Posted By Rebecca Bell
As another year concludes and we head into the wet season we thought it was an opportune time for some important reminders particularly why you need adequate insurance whether you are a landlord or a tenant.
We have had over 200 millimetres of rain fall in Broome so far for December, the tropical low marked the best start to a wet season in several years. Heavy rain in Property Management often means lots of leaking roofs and water damage.
Our team was kept busy checking properties, issuing work orders and apparently there is more rain on the way. This can mean road closures and delays of goods being received to Broome. Tropical cyclones are considered one of the most devastating weather events in Australia and can be erratic as where/when/how many tropical cyclones form each year is highly variable. This makes them difficult to predict so it is very important to pay attention to the cyclone warnings. The ABC emergency site is a great resource and will detail what to do before; during and after a cyclone which you can access here.
Monsoonal rains bring mosquitoes (they have been extra-friendly this year) and increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as Ross River Virus. Stagnant water left behind by excessive rain provides an excellent breeding ground for mosquitoes. Common breeding sites include pot plant drip trays, pet water bowls, containers and pools that are not well maintained so a good reason to keep your eye on these if you are in Broome.
Another reason for ensuring you have adequate insurance is the increased burglaries that seem to escalate with opportunistic thieves targeting properties at this time of the year. We stress the constant vigilance required so if you are going away over the Christmas break to make sure you have someone staying in the house or checking on it regularly.
If our team can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to get in touch here - otherwise Merry Christmas, enjoy your break.