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

Grandparents Visiting for ChristmasClassified among the most anticipated part of the holiday season is the probability of meeting family and friends. If you are a renter and those loved ones come to visit, though, there are some rather significant details that you should identify to make certain that their trip is not just pleasant but, moreover, that it doesn’t violate the terms of your lease. Having measures to keep your friends and family feel welcome during the holiday along with perceiving or understanding your responsibilities as a tenant when guests visit are both excellent methods to maintain good relationships with everyone concerned – including your landlord!

When you’re 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, several of your guests will need to access your Wi-Fi while they are residing in your home. Just by writing down your password for them before they show up could make it really easy and more comfortable for them to get online. Likewise, offering each guest detailed instructions on how to reach your house, including some necessary gate codes, is a great detail and can really help to have their trip pretty straightforward and uncomplicated.

As soon as your guests are in your home, you will want them to feel that they have everything they require. One of the best ways to execute this is to provide multiple breakfast options and also an assortment of little necessities. Looking after your guests’ breakfast preferences can give them a sense of comfort and of being well-cared for, and just by simply adding a basket filled with items like extra toilet paper, clean towels, toiletries, feminine products, and even a hairdryer, can prevent any feeling of embarrassment if they, by chance, forgot anything.

A particularly good idea would be to produce a list of nearby amenities or attractions and to arrange a sleeping space with all the comforts they’ll need to be settled in. Providing a listing of local sites of interest can help your guests plan to have a little fun during their stay without feeling wholly reliant on you. Equally, for the tenants without an extra bedroom, endowing a comfortable air mattress, chair for clothing, a lamp or nightlight, and a fan will help everyone rest easy.

As you bring off your part and role in keeping your guests really comfortable, you also need to remember your responsibilities as a tenant. Even though some landlords know that holiday parties and the guests that attend them are principal aspects of celebrating the holidays, they may have added specific language in your lease that restricts the number of guests and the length of time that any guest can stay. This is why it is important to know the terms of your lease before making any holiday plans. The last thing you wish is for your holiday to be ruined because your neighbors complain to your landlord or the local authorities.

A great general rule on planning holiday get-togethers and parties is to attempt to keep them within reason. Observe local noise ordinances and quiet hours during the night. Make every effort 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 can be better to do one’s best and keep your number of guests somewhat small to hinder annoying your neighbors or your landlord.

In the end, be certain 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 might wind up being seen as an unauthorized tenant, creating another set of issues for you. When you have any questions regarding how long your guests can stay before your landlord will want them to start paying rent, ask. In reality, communicating with your landlord or property management company is a superb plan for other queries that could take place.

The great news? Real Property Management Lehigh Valley has a crew of Easton property managers who make it their work to communicate with both tenants and owners and clarifying lease terms and enforcing the rules if necessary. Whether you’re looking for a rental or would expect us to manage your property, contact us and discover how we might help you this holiday season.

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