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What Does “Home for the Holidays” Mean for Your Tenants?

Grandparents Visiting for ChristmasA highly-anticipated event of the holiday season is the occasion of gathering with family and friends. But when you are a renter and those loved ones come to visit, there are various necessary aspects that you should realize to guarantee that their holiday is not just pleasant but, also that it doesn’t violate the terms of your lease. Undertaking measures to help make your friends and family feel welcome during the holiday and also knowing your responsibilities as a tenant when guests visit are both the right steps to take to maintain good relationships with everyone concerned – including your landlord!

As you are preparing for your guests to arrive, there are a number of things you can do to make their visit as comfortable as possible. For instance, most of your guests will like to access your Wi-Fi while they are living in your home. By writing down your password for them before they get there, you’d make it uncomplicated and just plain easy for them to get online. In much the same way, giving each guest detailed instructions on how to go to your house, as well as adding necessary gate codes, is a thoughtful touch and can contribute to making their trip peaceful and hassle-free.

As soon as your guests are in your home, you will want them to feel like they have everything they could wish for. Some particular nice practices to bring this about involve giving various breakfast options and, likewise, an assortment of little necessities. Providing for your guests’ breakfast preferences can help them to have a sense of contentment and being suitably-cared for, as well as adding a basket filled with items like extra toilet paper, clean towels, toiletries, feminine products, and even a hairdryer, can prevent any hassle if they just happen to miss bringing one of these things.

A notably nice thought may be to provide a list of nearby amenities or attractions and to arrange a sleeping space with all the comforts they’ll need to settle down. Giving a list of local sites of interest can help your guests plan to have a little fun during their stay without feeling wholly reliant on you. Indeed, for the tenants without an extra bedroom, extending a comfortable air mattress, chair for clothing, a lamp or nightlight, and a fan will help everyone rest easy.

As you execute your duties to have your guests comfortable and pleased, you also need to remember your responsibilities as a tenant. Even when other landlords recognize that holiday parties and the guests that attend them are relevant attributes of celebrating the holidays, they may have comprised specific language in your lease that restricts the number of guests and the length of time that any guest can stay. Therefore, it is important to know the terms of your lease before making any holiday plans. The last thing you expect is for your holiday to be ruined because your neighbors complain to your landlord or the local authorities.

A general idea when planning holiday get-togethers and parties is to keep them within reason. Observe local noise ordinances and quiet hours during the night. Do your best efforts to keep your guests from becoming a nuisance to your neighbors by parking their cars in front of their houses, driveways, and so on. It could be desirable to attempt and keep your number of guests somewhat small to avoid infuriating your neighbors or your landlord.

Finally, just make sure to check with your landlord if one or more of your guests will be staying with you for an extended period. Long-term guests who overstay their welcome will find themselves being regarded as an unauthorized tenant, developing a whole other sort of complication for you. If you have any hesitations over how long your guests can stay before your landlord will want them to start paying rent, ask. In actuality, communicating with your landlord or property management company is the perfect scheme to deal with other matters that might come about.

The big news? Real Property Management One Source has a company of Prosper property managers who make it their affair to communicate with both tenants and owners together with clarifying lease terms and enforcing the rules if necessary. Whether you’re looking for a rental or would want us to manage your property, contact us and we’ll discuss how we can help you this holiday season.

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