UNIVERSITY PROPERTIES, INC.



39TH YEAR SERVING THE TAMPA BAY AREA

Merry Christmas




The holiday season is upon us and it's a great time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us. While that can be difficult at times as we struggle with shopping lists, holiday cards, cooking and the occasional melt-down, it is important to remember the people in our lives who make it all completely worth it.

 

This holiday season there are going to be many situations that are out of your control, however when it comes to common holiday risks there are a few ways we can protect ourselves. Check out our tips below to help ensure that you and your family stay protected.

 

It truly is the most wonderful time of year and we wish you a very happy and safe holiday season!

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BEWARE OF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHT DANGERS

  • Inspect each set of Christmas lights (old or new) for damage. Return or throw out any set with cracked or broken sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections.
  • Replace burned out bulbs promptly with bulbs of the same wattage.
  • Choose Christmas lights that have been tested and deemed safe by a reputable testing laboratory, the best are UL or ETL. Christmas lights listed as safe by these laboratories will note that on the packaging.
  • LED lights are the best to use. They use much less energy and do not give off heat.

BE CAUTIOUS WHEN HANGING LIGHTS OUTDOORS

  • Decorating with lights often requires the use of a ladder, and improper ladder use could lead to an injury. Always be cautious and be sure to have someone around to help if case of an emergency.
  • Use extension cords properly. Outdoor cords can be used anywhere, but never use indoor extension cords outside. Also, do not overload extension cords--they can get hot enough to burn.
  • Secure outside Christmas lights with insulated holders (never use tacks or nails) or run strings of lights through hooks.

BE COGNIZANT OF PORCH PIRATES

With all the online shopping happening this year, be cognizant of when your packages are arriving. (Ask your neighbors to keep an eye out, or ask the delivery company to make sure to get a signature when delivering.)

 

HIDE "EXPENSIVE" BOXES FROM THIEVES

Avoid putting boxes for expensive items, such as TVs, gaming consoles, etc, at the end of your driveway or overflowing out of your trashcan. Items like this can be a beacon for thieves.

 

BE CAUTIOUS AROUND FIREPLACES

While majority of Floridian's either don't have a fireplace or don't use them, for those of you that do, please be cautious:

  • Be sure to keep your tree away from any heat sources, like radiators and fireplaces, which will expedite the drying process.
  • Tossing wrapping paper into the fireplace may seem harmless enough, but doing so can result in a flash fire.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas to all

 

 

University Properties, Inc.

Information Update:

 

This will be our final year using our current software, Voyager. We are in the process of converting to a new system that will be in place as of January 1, 2019 and coupons will not be mailed this year until December 26th because of this change.

We are asking each homeowner not to make any early payments for 2019. This includes credit card payments for those associations that have this option available. If you are paying online with a check, please go to the payment option tab for further information. If you choose the coupon payment method, please be sure to use the new coupons and envelopes that are provided to you.

For the months of October, November and December 2018 please continue to make your payments by due dates. All payments in the month of December 2018 need to be in on due date.

 

Thank You,

Richard P. Bailey

President

University Properties, Inc.




Our company services homeowner and condominium associations in the greater Tampa Bay area. We value the long term relationships we have with many of the communities we manage.

Our mission is to serve all community association constituents (developers, builders, directors, committees, homeowners and service providers) with a new standard of excellence and professionalism. We invite you to consider UPI's involvement in your community.



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University Properties, Inc.

3018 N. U.S. Highway 301, Suite 950

Tampa, FL 33619

813-980-1000

Office hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 6pm


Rivergate Office Complex


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