Balconies should be safe for tenants because they provide an additional living space and can be used for a variety of activities, such as relaxing, entertaining, or growing plants. However, if they are not properly maintained and inspected, they can pose a safety risk to tenants. For example, if the balcony has structural issues, such as rot or termite damage, it may not be able to support the weight of people and furniture. If the railings or guardrails are loose or damaged, they may not provide adequate protection against falls. If the flooring is loose or uneven, it may create tripping hazards. In addition, balconies that are cluttered or have poor lighting can also increase the risk of accidents. By regularly inspecting, maintaining, and repairing balconies, landlords and property managers can ensure that they are safe for tenants to use.