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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. Across the country, people come together in their homes, hold private parties, or celebrate in public events to cheer for their favorite team. Your residents are also likely to celebrate the Super Bowl with an event of some sort. 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 Prairieville 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

It can be challenging to keep your resident’s Super Bowl celebrations from turning into large affairs that can potentially increase your risk of liability and damage. How many people would be considered too many during a party on your property? Can you impose restrictions on alcohol consumption on your residents? Will your residents be allowed 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. 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

Although you cannot legally prohibit your residents from consuming alcohol on your rental property, you can include specific language in your lease to address illegal activities as well as the consequences of allowing said activity on your property.

Noise and Public Nuisance Ordinances

Too much noise, too many cars, and other party-related issues can create a public nuisance that could get you into a legal tangle you don’t need. To avoid this, your lease should address the noise and parking ordinances that could conflict with your resident’s party plans, making sure they know of the restrictions on the hours and volume of game broadcasts and the maximum number of visitors’ cars allowed.

Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability

Another thing you should ensure is your resident’s own renters insurance. This is very helpful if damages and injury occur in the event that your resident does host a large party on your property. Unless your resident has their own insurance coverage, you could be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs.

You can protect your rental homes by diligently enforcing the lease agreement terms. You should also act quickly and decisively to hold your residents accountable if a party becomes too loud, destructive, or includes an illegal activity.

But you do not need to worry, you have experts ready to lend a hand. At Real Property Management Baton Rouge, 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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