Live-In Caregiver Addendum

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The Live-In Caregiver Addendum provides protection for a landlord and includes regulations for a tenant that wants to hire live-in help. Note: This document should be customized to enter the caregivers name.

Document Last Modified: 6/3/2021

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When renting to the elderly or disabled, the subject of live-in help may arise. What can a landlord do to protect the investment and maintain proper occupancy standards? One answer is to make provisions in the lease to cover the hiring of a care-giver.

Sometimes by not addressing this issue at all, a landlord – tenant relationship can be created with the caregiver. This can cause a wide array of legal situations that can be less than favorable. Additionally, you can be smack-dab in the middle of disagreements between your tenant and their caregivers. I do not know about you, but the last place I want is to be in the middle of anyone’s argument.

A tenant permitting unauthorized occupants to remain in the leased premises is one of the more common complaints between a landlord and a tenant. Why give a tenant excuses to allow this practice? By using a strong lease agreement that includes specific details on whom and who not can reside on the property is proactive in alleviating a possible future issue.

The ez Landlord Forms “Live-In Caregiver Addendum” assists in alleviating some of the headaches that could potentially arise when the need to hire live in assistance ascends. It also forces your tenant to provide you with updated information on who is occupying the premises. A landlord should always be in the “know” when it comes to your hefty real estate investment.

This editable ride-along addendum attaches to your lease, OR you can use it at any time during the lease period as the situation requires. It provides a place for the care giver’s name and establishes not only a landlord’s permission to the arrangement but also enforces that the tenant is fully responsible for the care provider. The addendum emphasizes that there is no landlord-tenant relationship established and that the landlord retains the right to ask for a criminal background screening.

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