Why do Associations have Problems with Renters?

Poor Choice of Renters by Landlord

A renter may not fully understand or appreciate the lifestyle changes required for a successful residency in a high-density development. He or she may like to “party” late into the night, play loud music, keep a few cars, or leave children or animals in the common area unsupervised. Sometimes a landlord will rent one unit to a large number of people in order to achieve maximum rental income. In this case, the unit functions more like a rooming house rather than a single-family residence. Renters may have frequent and numerous guests, and create parking and noise problems.

Uninformed Renters

Sometimes renters are not given a copy of the rules and regulations at the time they sign the rental agreement. For this reason, a renter may unknowingly exceed the per-rental vehicle, use the pool or spa during closed hours, or break pet rules. The “rules-breakers” unfairly force the board of directors and the association manager to act as the policeman.

To learn how to avoid these problems, please visit “Avoiding Problems with Renters.”

To read the full article, please visit “Addressing Problems with Absentee Property Owners.”

Adapted from “Resolving Problems with Absentee Owners” by Diane Rossi.