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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 tradition in American life. People from everywhere in the country get together in their homes or host and attend private parties. Some even celebrate at large public events to cheer on their favorite team. Most likely, your residents will also be celebrating the Super Bowl with some sort of event. Because of this, when it comes to resident parties, you must know what you can do in advance to ensure things don’t go out of hand. This article lists the five things a Midwest City 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 should be allowed on your property during a party? Can you impose restrictions on alcohol consumption on your residents? Are you going to allow your residents to broadcast the game outdoors? To address and manage your resident’s parties better, it’s best that you decide on these questions in advance.

Put It in the Lease

You can stipulate the maximum number of party guests, acceptable noise levels, and the like in your lease documents. Limit the number of guests you are allowing on the property at any given time by explicitly stating this in your lease documents. There isn’t any specific number, but most landlords indicate “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours” as the limit.

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

As a landlord, you must also make sure that your residents have 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.

Protecting your rental homes requires diligent enforcement of the lease agreement terms. You should also act quickly and decisively to hold your residents accountable if a party becomes too loud, destructive, or include illegal activity.

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