New Year’s Eve is an important social holiday in the United States. Citizens around the nation come together in their households, join private events, or celebrate at large public parties to bid goodbye to the past year and applaud the new. Your California tenants, too, will likely bring in the new year with a social event of some type. For this reason, when it comes to your renters throwing parties in one of your rental homes, it’s important to know what can be accomplished to keep parties disciplined and how to take an active approach, from the language in your lease documents to proper enforcement of its terms.
Making sure your tenants’ New Year’s Eve celebrations don’t develop into a colossal activity that increases the risk of damage and liability can be a task. Such as, knowing how many people are allowed on the property for a celebration? Can (and should) you try to confine your tenants from devouring booze? What if your tenants want to ignite fireworks or noisemakers at midnight?
These issues (and a lot more) can all be addressed in your lease documents. The wording in your lease should explicitly cap the number of visitors accepted on the property at any given time, with bigger numbers calling for special acceptance. The specific number can vary, but “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours” is a popular option.
While you can’t lawfully ban the consumption of booze by your renters, you can incorporate specific language in your lease that addresses illegal activities and demonstrates the specific consequences of permitting such activities on your rental property in California. You might also contemplate prohibiting big numbers of individuals, an enormous level of sound, or a big number of vehicles. Fireworks should be banned at all of your rental homes, but you might contemplate making a unique note of holiday-related activities (such as noisy music or party horns) that would devise a public nuisance for the rest of the community.
Furthermore, what you can do is ensure that your tenants have their individual renter’s insurance along with renters legal liability. In case that a large party does appear on the property, the circumstance of damage and injury increases considerably. If damage or injury does arise, you could be assumed accountable except if your tenants have their own insurance coverage.
Protecting your rental home demands that you are consistent with enforcing the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. If a celebration gets unmanageable, loud, destructive, or illegal activity is afoot, it’s crucial to move quickly and authoritatively hold your renters accountable.
The great news is that you don’t have to do all of this by yourself. At Real Property Management Gold, 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 301-392-2172to know more about what we can do for you.