Use Common Area Rules to Protect Site and Reduce Risk of Liability
Your common areas play a major role in your site’s success. They’re the areas that your residents share and prospective renters see first. But your residents may cause problems in your common areas, inadvertently or otherwise. They may leave their garbage out, store personal property there, or act inappropriately. Besides being an eyesore and a nuisance, these things can leave you open to liability. For example, a stroller blocking an exit could violate your local fire code, and a person who trips over it could sue you for injuries.