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Summer has arrived! Friends and family come and go, and likely you have a trip or two planned as well. During this fun-filled time, forgetting to consider your lease terms is all too easy. Before the season gets away from you, take a moment to make sure that you have your bases covered.
Visitors in Your Home
Did you know that, in many situations, you must notify your landlord about extended guest visits? Take a look at your lease, especially if a family member or friend plans to stay for more than a week or two.
Even if the lease does not explicitly require landlord notification, make sure that your guests understand any rules your landlord set. Regulations regarding smoking and non-smoking areas, pets, assigned parking, etc. still apply to visitors.
Leaving Your Home
Similarly, if you plan to travel away from your home for more than a few days, consider notifying your landlord. This serves both as a courtesy to the property owner and a safety precaution for you. With the knowledge that the property is temporarily vacant, your landlord may choose to drive by from time to time during your vacation to ensure that the property is secure.
As lease agreements vary from property to property, gain familiarity with the document you signed. Check for any mention of responsibilities connected with leaving the property. Are there certain lights that need to stay on or sprinklers that you need to turn off? Show respect to your landlord, and you will see it returned in kind.
The summer months burst with both distractions and excitement. Make sure that, whatever your summer holds, you take an opportunity to proactively address the requirements of your rental agreement.
Whether coming or going, keep the lines of communication with your landlord open. Provide the level of respect you appreciate, and do your best to keep the property in great condition. Both your landlord and your security deposit will thank you.
If you have questions about how your lease agreement may interact with your summer plans or if you need to move to a new, summer-plan friendly location, call Keyrenter Tooele today at (801)-614-8850!