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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 part of American life. All across the country, people gather in their homes, attend private parties, celebrate at public events to cheer for their favorite team. Most likely, your residents will also be celebrating the Super Bowl with some sort of event. This is the reason why you have to determine in advance what can be done to keep things under control during resident parties. These are the five things Manhattan Beach 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 prohibit your residents from consuming alcohol? Will your residents be allowed to broadcast the game outdoors? It will help a lot if you decide on these questions in advance so you can address and manage your resident’s 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. Limit the number of guests you are allowing on the property at any given time by explicitly stating this in your lease documents. A popular option is “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours.”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Alcohol

Unfortunately, you can’t legally prohibit alcohol consumption by your residents. You can, however, specify in your lease something that addresses illegal activities and state 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. 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

You should also ensure that your residents have their own renters insurance. Should a large party occur on the property, the chances of damage and injury increase as well. You could be held responsible for any damage or injury that does happen unless your resident has their own insurance coverage.

Protecting your rental homes requires diligent enforcement of the lease agreement terms. Prompt and decisive action on your part is also important to hold your residents accountable if ever a party gets out of hand and loud, destructive, or illegal activity is taking place.

If you need help, our experts are always available. At Real Property Management California Coast, 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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