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long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 8:46 AM
       long -term guest? (by Ken [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 8:56 AM
       long -term guest? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jan 13, 2018 8:59 AM
       long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 9:01 AM
       long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 9:04 AM
       long -term guest? (by Vee [OH]) Jan 13, 2018 10:13 AM
       long -term guest? (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 13, 2018 12:49 PM
       long -term guest? (by Amy [MO]) Jan 13, 2018 1:28 PM
       long -term guest? (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 13, 2018 5:10 PM
       long -term guest? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 13, 2018 9:11 PM
       long -term guest? (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jan 14, 2018 8:39 AM
       long -term guest? (by John [NY]) Jan 14, 2018 3:02 PM

long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 8:46 AM

My tenants who I'm happy with are asking to add another tenant to the lease. They qualify for the rental and have paid rent on time since they moved in. I may want to allow this individual, but I'm thinking as a long-term guess instead of adding to the lease. Any feedback on this? Dan --68.192.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 8:56 AM

This person is moving in anyway,i would get an application so I know where they work in case I have to do a wage garnishment later and add them to the lease. --72.231.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 8:59 AM

I'm the same as Ken - I want them on the lease. What if this person moves in as a guest and then your current tenants disappear, leaving the guest there? --70.178.x.xx

long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:01 AM

Yes. I ran credit and gathered my usual items, including paystubs, drivers license and vehicle registration. Am I more protected by adding her as jointly and severally to my lease or just putting down As a guest? Tenants were upfront about the situation, but things can always go wrong too? --68.192.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by Dan [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:04 AM

Good point. I qualify the tenants as renting as a group, so its basically two couples making rent collection easier. They do care for the house, but one person can change the dynamics a bit. Adding a person does allow for me to attach to income, if needed. She has very limited credit at this time. --68.192.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 10:13 AM

I would add them using an addendum, everything else remains the same but the additional person as a tenant (jointly and severally) rather than a random occupant. --76.188.xxx.xx

long -term guest? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 12:49 PM

do a credit check and if this person has big issues you should probably say no. Do a criminal background check also, my intuition is telling me. --73.33.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 1:28 PM

I'd definitely put them on the lease. More people = more legal options if you need to garnish or get them out. Chances are greater than one of those won't want an eviction on their record. --136.32.xxx.xxx

long -term guest? (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 5:10 PM

If they were asking to add them to the lease, that is what I would do if they meet the criteria. --96.236.xx.xx

long -term guest? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2018 9:11 PM


My lease is clear: New occupants, spouses, or roommates my complete a written application and be approved before occupying the property. If approved that person must be added to the lease, joint and severally.

We get all leasees to sign a paper agreeing to add this person and all move out repairs go back to the initial move in inspection no matter who is remaining at the end of the lease.

I want lotsa jobs to garnish if things go sour.

BRAD --68.51.xx.xxx

long -term guest? (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 8:39 AM

You have more protection with them being on a joint and several lease.

In NC and many other states an extended guest that stays for more than 30 days and pays rent or brings in furniture or stays over every night or brings a pet or is receiving mail at the residence is considered a tenant. The process to remove them would be the same as someone who is on lease. --71.75.xx.xx

long -term guest? (by John [NY]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2018 3:02 PM

I would only put one person on the lease. I can never collect from these people when they don't pay and move out so it makes serving one person for the eviction easier. I hate serving two or three people, for petitions, rent demands, and the warrant. --108.176.xxx.xxx

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