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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 staple of 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. It is highly likely that your residents will be celebrating the Super Bowl with a social event as well. This is the reason why you have to determine in advance what can be done to keep things under control during resident parties. The five things listed in this article are what Buford 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? Can you impose restrictions on alcohol consumption on your residents? What if your residents want to do an outdoor broadcast of the game? When you have decided on these questions in advance, it becomes easier to address and manage your residents’ parties even before they happen.

Put It in the Lease

The maximum number of guests, allowable noise levels, and other possible concerns can all be addressed in your lease documents. Your lease documents should be worded to explicitly limit the number of guests allowed on the property at any given time, with larger numbers requiring special permission. Although there is no specific number, a popular option is “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours”.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Alcohol

You cannot legally prohibit the consumption of alcohol on your property, however, you can use specific language in your lease to address illegal activities and lay out the consequences your residents will face if they allow such activity on your rental property.

Noise and Public Nuisance Ordinances

Excessive noise and other party-related events may become a public nuisance and embroil you into an unnecessary legal tangle. This is why your lease should address the noise and parking ordinances that could conflict with a resident’s party plans, making sure they are aware of the restrictions on the allowed hours and volume of game broadcasts as well as the maximum allowed number of visitors’ cars.

Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability

Another thing you should ensure is your resident’s own renters insurance. If they do host a large party on the property, the possibility of damage and injury increases considerably. If your resident does not have their own insurance coverage and damage or injury does occur, you could be held liable.

Diligently enforcing the lease agreement terms helps protect your rental homes. If a party becomes too loud, destructive, or includes illegal activities, you must act promptly and decisively to hold your residents accountable.

Our experts are always ready to help when you need them. At Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, 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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