Spain’s crime rate lowest for a decade

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Great news for homeowners in Spain, Interior Minister Alfredo Rubalcaba announced last month that crime statistics for 2009 showed a 2% drop from the previous year and is the lowest for a decade. He added that crime was no longer one of the top concerns for the general public and that Spain is considered one of the safest countries in Europe. Of course there is crime wherever you go in the world, but it’s great to see that the efforts to crack down on crime are paying off.

Empty properties are still an easy target for thieves, so make sure you have a good alarm system and guests leave windows and doors properly closed and locked. There are several good alarm suppliers and locksmiths that can advise you on security arrangements in English. Take a look at AngloInfo locksmiths for more information and contact details. 

It’s a good idea to have someone checking your property on a regular basis, this will ensure that any thieves see that the property is being visited and cared for and also in the case of a break-in you know someone will be able to call the authorities and secure the place.

As part of our property management services we make twice-monthly visits to the property to check that the property is in good condition, outside and in. This is a great way to ensure your property is safe and there are no maintenance issues when you or your guests arrive for a visit. We thoroughly air all rooms (subject to external weather conditions), check for pests and vermin and recommend action, test all appliances and electrical equipment to make sure all are in good working order, examine all furniture and furnishings for wear and tear, check all sanitary equipment and plumbing and make sure all your security services and equipment are fully functional. This of course also gives any thieves in the area the impression that the property is well looked-after therefore is less of an easy target!

Visit our website to find out more about our Costa del Sol property management services or email info@homecareontheweb.com for more information.

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