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

Grandparents Visiting for ChristmasOne of the most looked-forward happenings of the holiday season is the possibility of getting together with family and friends. But when you are a renter and those loved ones come to visit, there are some vital things that you should find out to make sure that their vacation is not only relaxing but, furthermore, that it doesn’t violate the terms of your lease. Taking measures to truly make your friends and family feel welcome during the holiday together by truly grasping and understanding your responsibilities as a tenant when guests visit are both brilliant ways to maintain good relationships with everyone concerned – including your landlord!

So when 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. As an example, a lot of your guests will wish to access your Wi-Fi while they are dwelling in your home. By writing down your password for them before they come, you may make it effortless and really convenient for them to get online. The same way, giving each guest detailed instructions on how to make it to your house, including any necessary gate codes, is an excellent touch and can be helpful to keep their travel in order and worry-free.

Right after your guests are in your home, you will desire for them to truly feel like they have everything they want. Some wonderful techniques to carry this out include adding different breakfast options and an assortment of little necessities. Serving your guests’ breakfast preferences can help to make them feel relaxed and well-cared for, and adding a basket filled with items like extra toilet paper, clean towels, toiletries, feminine products, and even a hairdryer, can evade any awkwardness if they, by any chance, neglected to bring or forgot something.

A nice gesture probably is to make a list of nearby amenities or attractions and to arrange a sleeping space with all the comforts they’ll need to get comfortable. 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. Likewise, for the tenants without an extra bedroom, offering a comfortable air mattress, chair for clothing, a lamp or nightlight, and a fan will help everyone rest easy.

As you implement your duty to keep your guests comfy and content, you also need to remember your responsibilities as a tenant. Even though several landlords are aware that holiday parties and the guests that attend them are very important elements of celebrating the holidays, they may have incorporated a specific language in your lease that restricts the number of guests and the length of time that any guest can stay. As a result, it is important to know the terms of your lease before making any holiday plans. The last thing you need is for your holiday to be ruined because your neighbors complain to your landlord or the local authorities.

A nice guideline regarding planning holiday get-togethers and parties is to make an effort to hold them within reason. Observe local noise ordinances and quiet hours during the night. Do your utmost 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 might be preferable to make a serious attempt and keep your number of guests somewhat small to prevent upsetting your neighbors or your landlord.

Ultimately, 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 can, in the end, be considered an unauthorized tenant, creating an entirely new kind of dilemma for you. If ever you have any confusion concerning how long your guests can stay before your landlord will want them to start paying rent, ask. In truth, communicating with your landlord or property management company is a suitable strategy for dealing with any other doubts that will occur.

The good thing here? Real Property Management Boston has a staff of Cambridge property managers who make it their focus to communicate with both tenants and owners also clarifying lease terms and enforcing the rules if necessary. Whether you’re looking for a rental or would require us to manage your property, contact us and find out how we could help you this holiday season.

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