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

Super Bowl parties are a fun gathering many look forward to every year, but they can make some landlords nervous. Here's how to keep things under controlSuper 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 why it is important to know in advance what can be done during resident parties to keep things under control. Here are five things a Fargo 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 a challenge to keep your resident’s Super Bowl celebrations from becoming big events that raise the risk of damages and liability. How many people would be considered too many during a party on your property? Is it possible to restrict 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

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

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

Excessive noise, too many parked cars, and other party-related events may become a public nuisance that could land you in an unnecessary legal tangle. 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. Aggrieved parties could hold you responsible for damage or injury if your resident does not have 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.

But you can be at ease if you have experts to help you. At Real Property Management Optimum, 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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