If you plan on handing out candy to trick or treaters, make sure your property is safe and ready to go. If anything were to happen, your renters/home owners insurance should cover it, but it is still better to be safe than sorry. Due to the weather outside, the leaves falling, and raining more than usual, make sure your walkway is free from wet leaves. Make sure your pathway to the front door is completely clear of decorations and other hazards that would be easy to trip over. If there are any trees in your front yard, look for fallen branches because they can also be major tripping hazards.
One thing that is really important to know is that missing handrails on your porch steps is the second most common homeowner liability claim. Make sure your handrails are nice and sturdy, and are dry, if it had been raining lately. If you happen to have a dog that likes to run to the door every time the doorbell rings, make sure they’re secure; you would not want them to either escape, or knock down a child.
Have walkways well lit and keep candles away from walkways. Remember, Halloween decorations and porch lights often signify that trick or treaters are welcome to approach your home. Keeping children safe is the biggest concern.