Ensuring your staff is conducting regular inspections of your property and properly documenting this work will go a long way to ensuring the best possible outcome when it comes to liability claims.Continue reading
Serving in a leadership role at a housing provider, as a Board Director or an Officer of the corporation, is an important undertaking. By agreeing to be a Director or Officer, one assumes a number of responsibilities for the behaviour and actions of the corporation you represent.Continue reading
The purpose of this document is to provide minimum standards for the control of hot work
in residential buildings such as apartment buildings, townhouses and row houses. Fires growing out of hot work can have devastating effects due to increased likelihood of combustible construction, high concentration of combustible contents, and tenants who may not be able to evacuate quickly.
This guide outlines the steps you should take before, during and after an internal water leak. It also includes a workbook to assist providers in creating their own water leak plans . By also comprising of a workbook to create a water leak emergency response plan. By creating a plan for your building, you can minimize both property damage and any business interruption that may arise as a result of water damage.Continue reading
Pre- planning can help mitigate the impact of flooding if and when it occurs. This flood planning checklist provides items to consider when preparing your building for potential flooding, and can help guide the development of your own Flood Emergency Response Plan (FERP).Continue reading
Organizations can reduce and mitigate the effects of water damage with some simple pre-planning work that focuses on key building systems.
The following guidelines, maintenance suggestions, and checklists will help property managers develop programs to protect buildings against the risk of water damage.Continue reading
When you purchase property insurance, you are required to report on current building values so that insurers know how much they can expect to pay in a large claim and to calculate your insurance premium.Continue reading
Making your building smoke-free are two ways to lower your premium and mitigate risk. This resource provides language for your rental/lease agreements with tenants.Continue reading
The first step to implementing a mandatory tenant insurance policy in your building(s) is to have language in your rental/lease agreements with tenants. This wording, courtesy of Ottawa Community Housing, indicates that new tenants must carry tenant insurance and liability coverage.Continue reading
Contingency plans are an integral part of every organization’s overall risk management strategy.Continue reading