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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 part and parcel 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. Most likely, your residents will also be celebrating the Super Bowl with some sort of event. For this reason, when it concerns resident parties, it is best to know in advance what can be done to keep things manageable and under control. Here are five things a Morrisville property manager and landlord needs 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? Are you going to allow your residents to broadcast the game outdoors? If you decide on these questions in advance, you can better address and manage your resident’s parties before they even happen.

Put It in the Lease

Your lease documents should address the maximum number of party guests, allowable noise levels, and other possible concerns. The lease documents should explicitly state the limit on the number of guests you allow on the property at any given time, requiring special permission for larger numbers. 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

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

Another thing you should ensure is your resident’s 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.

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.

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