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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 part and parcel of American life. All across the country, people gather in their homes, attend private parties, celebrate at public events to cheer for their favorite team. Most likely, your residents will also be celebrating the Super Bowl with some sort of event. This is why it is important to know in advance what can be done during resident parties to keep things under control. This article lists the five things a Milwaukee 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 a challenge to keep your resident’s Super Bowl celebrations from becoming big events that raise the risk of damages and liability. How many people will you allow on your property during a party? Can you prohibit your residents from consuming alcohol? Will you allow your residents to broadcast the game outdoors? It will help a lot if you decide on these questions in advance so you can address and manage your resident’s parties even before they happen.

Put It in the Lease

The maximum number of guests, allowable noise levels, and other possible concerns can all be addressed 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. Although there is no specific number, a popular option is “no more than 10 for fewer than four hours”.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Alcohol

Unfortunately, you can’t legally prohibit alcohol consumption by your residents. You can, however, specify in your lease something that addresses illegal activities and state the consequences of allowing such activity on your rental 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. Because of this, your lease needs to address any noise and parking ordinances that could conflict with your resident’s party plans. Ensure, as well, that they are aware of any restrictions on the allowable hours and volume of game broadcasts and even the maximum number of visitors’ cars.

Renters Insurance and Renters Legal Liability

You should also make sure that your residents have their own renters insurance. Should a large party occur on the property, the chances of damage and injury increase as well. Aggrieved parties could hold you responsible for damage or injury if your resident does not have their own insurance coverage.

Diligently enforcing the lease agreement terms helps protect your rental homes. Prompt and decisive action on your part is also important to hold your residents accountable if ever a party gets out of hand and loud, destructive, or illegal activity is taking place.

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