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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 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. Your residents will probably celebrate the Super Bowl with some sort of event as well. 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 Brandywine 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

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 will you allow on your property during a party? Is it possible to restrict your residents from consuming alcohol? Will you allow your residents 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. 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

You can’t legally prohibit your residents from consuming alcohol, but you can include specific language in your lease about illegal activities as well as lay out the consequences of allowing such activity on your rental 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. Because of this, your lease needs to address any noise and parking ordinances that could conflict with your resident’s party plans. Ensure, as well, that they are aware of any restrictions on the allowable hours and volume of game broadcasts and even the maximum number of visitors’ cars.

Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability

Another thing you should ensure is your resident’s own renters insurance. Should a large party occur on the property, the chances of damage and injury increase as well. Unless your resident has their own insurance coverage, you could be held responsible for any damage or injury that occurs.

One of the best ways to protect your rental home is to diligently enforce 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.

Our experts are always ready to help when you need them. At Real Property Management Gold, 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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