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Residents and Super Bowl Parties: Five Things Landlords Need to Know

A Diverse Group of Young People Watching the Super Bowl on TVSuper Bowl parties are a tradition in American life. People all over the country gather in their homes, host or attend private parties, or celebrate at public events to cheer on their respective teams. Your residents will probably celebrate the Super Bowl with some sort of event as well. This is why it is important to know in advance what can be done during resident parties to keep things under control. These are the five things Kissimmee 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

You will want to keep your resident’s Super Bowl parties from becoming big affairs if you want to avoid the risk of damage and liability. How many people should be allowed on your property during a party? Is it possible to restrict your residents from consuming alcohol? Are you going to allow your residents to broadcast the game outdoors? To address and manage your resident’s parties better, it’s best that you decide on these questions in advance.

Put It in the Lease

You can stipulate the maximum number of party guests, acceptable noise levels, and the like in your lease documents. Explicitly word your list to limit the number of guests allowed on the property at any given time. You may also require permission for a larger number of guests. There isn’t any specific number, but most landlords indicate “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours” as the limit.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Alcohol

You can’t legally prohibit your residents from consuming alcohol, but you can include specific language in your lease about illegal activities as well as lay out the consequences of allowing such activity on your rental property.

Noise and Public Nuisance Ordinances

Too much noise, too many cars, and other party-related events can be a possible public nuisance and could get you in an unnecessary legal tangle. To address this, include in your lease any noise and parking ordinances that may conflict with a resident’s party plans. Make sure they are informed of any restrictions on the allowed hours and volume of game broadcasts and the maximum number of visitors’ cars.

Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability

You should also ensure that your residents have their own renters insurance. In case a large party does happen on the property, the possibility of damage and injury increases. You could be held responsible for any damage or injury that does happen unless your resident has their own insurance coverage.

One of the best ways to protect your rental home is to diligently enforce the lease agreement terms. It is important that you act promptly and decisively to hold your residents accountable should a party get out of hand and loud, destructive, or any illegal activity happen.

If you need help, our experts are always available. At Real Property Management South Orlando, we will ensure that your lease documents include the correct language for party situations and monitor activity in residence. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

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