Legal Q&A: Must we take photos of apartment before new resident moves in?
Question: Do we have to take pictures of the apartment before a resident moves in?
Answer: Although there is no legal requirement that you take pictures before a tenant moves in, it is a very smart thing to do, especially when you compare your pictures of what the premises looked like to when the tenant moved out. It makes it easy for a judge to see the damage. Just make sure your pictures are dated, including time of day, and are of good quality.
Question: I rent a house to a married couple. I have found that they now have a third person living with them. Can I raise the rent, tell them they have to sign a new lease if they want an additional person, or can I say they cannot have additional people in the house since only two people signed the lease?
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