New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated holidays not only in the United States but also in the whole world. People all over come together to celebrate the year that went by and reminisce on the memories of the past months. Groups gather together to welcome the event in their homes, private get-togethers, or celebrate at large public events to bid the old year goodbye and welcome the new one. Your Clear Lake tenants will most likely greet the New Year’s Eve with a social event of some kind. Because of this, with regards to renters throwing parties in one of your rental homes, it’s vital to know what things are allowed and what are prohibited to make sure parties are being kept under control and how to take a proactive approach, from the language in your lease documents to proper enforcement of its terms.
Making sure that your tenants’ New Year’s Eve celebrations are just right and don’t become too much that it increases the risk of damage and liability can be a challenge. For example, how many individuals are allowed when throwing a party? Is alcohol permitted? Should you ban your tenants from consuming alcohol? What about fireworks or noisemakers at midnight?
All of these questions and more should be clear on your lease documents. The wording in your lease should explicitly state the number of guests that are permitted on the property at any given time, with larger numbers requiring special permission. The specific number can vary, but “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours” is a popular option.
Although you cannot legally ban the consumption of alcohol by your renters, you can include specific language in your lease that addresses illegal activities and lay out the specific outcomes of allowing such action on your rental property in Clear Lake. You might also contemplate prohibiting large numbers of people, an extreme level of noise, or a large number of cars. Fireworks should be prohibited at all of your rental homes, but you might consider making a special note of holiday-related activities (such as loud music or noisemakers) that would create a public nuisance for the rest of the neighborhood.
One more significant thing that you have to remind your tenants is their renter’s insurance including renter’s legal liability. In case a large party does happen on the property, the likelihood of damage and injury increases considerably. If damage or injury does occur, you could be held accountable unless your tenants have their insurance coverage.
Lastly, to make sure your rental homes are guarded means that you are also meticulous in enforcing the terms of the lease agreement. If a party gets out of hand, loud, destructive, or illegal activity is taking place, it’s imperative to act at the appointed time and authoritatively to hold your renters accountable.
The good news is that you don’t have to do all of this on your own. At Real Property Management Prestige, we will ensure that your lease documents include specific and binding language while monitoring activity, watching for those things that may not comply. Please contact us online or by phone at 281-532-5455 to learn more about what we can do for you.
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