With the increasing number of women professionals across the country especially in unmarried or single mother or student category, the demand of both budget-friendly homes, as well as rental homes, is increasing at a much faster pace. However, a safe and secure home is one of the biggest concerns these days among those women who are living alone and not with friends or family members.
However, following the below given simple tips and use of little diligence can help you in selecting a safe and secure home:
The first and the most foremost requirement is to check the neighbourhood whether it is safe or not. A Single woman must ensure or check the crime rate of the area, non-presence of bar or liquor shop in the surrounding etc. If you are working in shift hours then you must also check, whether the area is safe in the night time or not.
According to real estate experts, these days online portal helps in giving a much clear view of the property as compared to buying or renting a home with the help of an agent or broker.
Access to Public Transport
Another factor which must be considered by a woman is proximity to various public transportation systems like local buses, metro, suburban railway, auto, taxi or rickshaw.
Secure Housing Project
While looking for an apartment or flat in a housing project, you must check the safety and security measures provided by the developer or the RWA. Installation of CCTV cameras, 24*7 security barriers, video door phones are some of the important features which a women home buyer must consider before finalising a flat or rental home.
Install a Security System
It is always said that personal safety starts at home. You can also install a home security system in order to ensure more protection at home.
Be in Touch with your Neighbours
If you are living alone in the apartment, then you must also remain in constant touch with your immediate neighbours. Sometimes, they become your good friends whom you can always look for support if any problem comes your way. They can also alert you at a time of panic situation.
Remember; don’t share your deepest personal information with them until you have firm faith on them.
Take Precautions while Hiring a Personal Staff
If you are hiring a maid for domestic help, then always take the help of authorized agencies. Check all the ID proofs before keeping them at work. Also, if you are calling any plumber or electrician for repairing work, keep the doors of your home open so that you can take help from neighbours in case any incident takes place. Also keep important numbers of people like local police, doctor, and ambulance in the speed dial list of your mobile.
Following these simple tips, a single woman can easily make her home or rental flat a secure, safe and peaceful place to live.