As a tenant am I allowed to charge my guests rent? This question recently came up from a tenant who lives in a complex that allows short term rentals (and several owners do lease their properties that way). The tenant wanted to know if that was ok if they allowed people to stay a couple weeks while they were out of town but charged them for that time.
I’m not a lawyer but that’s sounds an awful lot like sub-leasing. Most leases, especially ours, prohibits sub-leasing of any type at any time. Guests may stay as long as the time noted in your lease and anything longer needs management approval.
Not knowing who is on the property can create legal and liability issues. What if your guest moves in with no notice and they’re a dangerous felon? Engages in illegal behavior? Not only has your lease been violated but you may have opened yourself, and the landlord, to potential liability.
Before doing anything contact your landlord or management company. Better safe than sorry!
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