Long Term Guest Agreement
If it`s too late and your long-term guests are already unpacking, don`t try to hide that fact and pretend they`re only there for one day. Be honest with your landlord and ask if he or she agrees with that. If something goes wrong, try to soften the deal by using extra dollars for your long-term customers or whatever you believe. And remember that as long as the names of your long-term customers are not in the rental agreement, you are the only person responsible for anything that could happen to a rental property. I always tell my tenants that long-term clients age quickly. Like fresh fish, after about 3 days, they both start to stink. If a long-term customer refuses to follow your screening procedure or sign your rental agreement, you can cancel the rental agreement altogether and proceed with the eviction because your tenant has not complied with the terms of the tenancy agreement for long-term customers. Owning is not an easy job. Writing a rental contract, screening candidates and maintaining your rent, there is a lot of stress to deal with. When it comes to long-term guests, your stress can just pass through the roof.
Long-term customers pose a risk to your tenants, rent and bank account. I hope we have shown you that you can deal with these less than ideal situations by using the appropriate language in your rental agreement, reviewing long-term customers and acting quickly if the situation cannot be resolved. Jay, I agree with Kaycee that the tenant is responsible for the property because the tenant allowed them to enter the premises as a guest. If they had been “forced” out of the house they were renting, a call to the police and an arrest warrant would have helped. In my experience, Lae does not tell the whole story. It gets spicy because you`ve basically lost your options. You cannot prove if a host tenant does not pay the rent if you have never changed the tenancy agreement to include it. Unless there is a risk to the health or safety of the property by allowing it there, you have no legal reason to distribute. Here too, by not changing the rental agreement, you did not require the guest to take a background exam so as not to know what kind of risk they might pose to the rent or to the community. Finally, the tenants who live in the apartment with the host-gone-Tenant no longer broke the terms of the rental agreement because you accepted the payment.
As for the rest, including friends overnight, best friends who stay until they manage to make their own place, and a colleague from another city who doesn`t seem to leave quickly, the term “guests” doesn`t seem to be the best choice of words (says lightest). When so-called tenants spend each night in the apartment for the third week in a row, leave some of their personal items on shelves or occasionally receive mail in the apartment, it smells of anger. These “customers” are in fact tenants whose names are not included in the tenancy agreement.