Super Bowl parties are indeed a staple of American life. People across the country come together in their homes, join private parties, or have a good time at large public events to root for their favorite team. Your residents, furthermore, will probably celebrate the Super Bowl with a social event of some kind. Consequently, as for resident parties, it’s necessary to realize what can be done in advance to keep things under control. Read on to understand more in reference to the five things Sandy property managers and landlords need to know about Super Bowl parties in their rental homes.
Decide How to Handle Large Parties on Your Properties in Advance
Keeping your resident’s Super Bowl celebrations from growing into large get-togethers that escalate the risk of damage and liability can be a dilemma. How many people is too many when planning a party on your property? Can (and should) you set out to forbid your residents from drinking alcohol? What if your residents want to broadcast the game outdoors? Determining these issues in advance can assist you to address and manage your resident’s parties before they ever happen.
Put It in the Lease
The maximum number of party guests, acceptable noise levels, and more can all be detailed in your lease documents. The wording in your lease documents should limit the number of guests authorized on the property at a given moment, with increased numbers obliging special permission. The absolute number varies, though “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours” is a popular option.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Alcohol
Even though you can’t legally prohibit alcohol consumption by your residents, you can add explicit language in your lease that clearly addresses illegal activities and sets out explicit consequences of allowing such activity on your rental property.
Noise and Public Nuisance Ordinances
Excessive noise, too many cars parked near the property, and other party-related events may create a public nuisance and perhaps a legal tangle you don’t want to have. Consequently, your lease should address any noise and parking ordinances that may conflict with a resident’s party plans, establishing they understand well any restrictions on the allowed hours and volume of game broadcasts and a maximum count of visitors’ cars.
Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability
Something you should continually do is to be sure that your residents have their own renters insurance. If a large party does take place on the property, the eventuality of damage and injury increases extremely. If, in any case, damage or injury does occur, you could be held responsible unless your resident has their own insurance coverage.
Protecting your rental homes demands that you tirelessly enforce the lease agreement terms. If a party gets out of hand and loud, destructive, or illegal activity is going on, it’s necessary to act swiftly and decisively to hold your residents accountable.
But really, don’t worry; you have experts on your side to help. At Real Property Management Wasatch, we will make sure that your lease documents include the correct language for party situations and monitor activity in residence. Don’t delay to contact us for more information.
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