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Two Families in one house (by Gary [CA]) Sep 21, 2022 2:51 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 21, 2022 2:56 PM
       Two Families in one house (by S i d [MO]) Sep 21, 2022 3:29 PM
       Two Families in one house (by MC [PA]) Sep 21, 2022 4:23 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Deanna [TX]) Sep 21, 2022 5:38 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Bonanza [NC]) Sep 21, 2022 6:26 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Vee [OH]) Sep 21, 2022 6:27 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Jim in O C [CA]) Sep 21, 2022 6:42 PM
       Two Families in one house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 21, 2022 7:11 PM

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Two Families in one house (by Gary [CA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 2:51 PM
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I have a tenet that wants to move in a nephew and his family (2 kids and girlfriend). The current tenet is paying $2k, but should be paying $2800. Can I raise the rent to the current market value if I let the other family move it? The house is 3 bedroom/2 baths. It would be a total of 6 ppl in the house if I let them move in.

Also, Do I have to pay them to move once the lease expires?

Thank you in advance. --137.200.x.xxx




Two Families in one house (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 2:56 PM
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You need to read up on the NEW California State Wide Rent Control rules set in place January 1, 2020 and expire in 2030.

Also you need to ask a Eviction Attorney to explain the new rules, other rules that govern Pandemic Tenant Protections.

Rent can't be raised more than 5% over the inflation rate. There are exceptions like an owner occupied duplex.

Again read up and consult with a "eviction" attorney, such as Dennis Block in Burbank, California. --47.156.xx.xx




Two Families in one house (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 3:29 PM
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In a normal state, yes you could do this, up the rent, and wouldn't have to worry about paying people to leave. But this is CA, so I would ask a local, experienced, Land lord/tenant attorney's advice rather than random strangers on the internet.

In my humble, Mid-Western opinion, you should be able to demand that to add the new family to the lease, the tenant must terminate their current lease and we sign a brand new lease at whatever market rate you decide is fair. I would have a move out date signed by them, a walk through inspection of the property, etc. Then I would have them sign a NEW lease, a NEW walk through inspection, and collect a NEW deposit. That way it should be 100% clear that you weren't "raising the rent"....you were starting a NEW LEASE.

But this is CA, so... yeah.

--184.4.xx.xx




Two Families in one house (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 4:23 PM
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I would say no. Extra people extra wear. If you do, screen like anyone else. That is a lot people to add, for anyone to live with. Rosy in the beginning and somewhere about 2 months down the road, it will all fall apart. --73.230.xxx.xx




Two Families in one house (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 5:38 PM
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If it was in Texas, I'd be able to raise the rent to market rate whether it was a party-of-one or a party-of-five. For a sfh, since utilities aren't included, I generally don't take size-of-party into account when I set the rent. I do month-to-month, so 30 days' notice and I'm all good.

When I have Tenant X want to help out Struggling Family Member Y, I usually like to be aware of their identity, but I usually refrain from putting them on the lease with all rights and responsibilities. A big chunk of that is because in Texas, I can't garnish, so it doesn't make a difference in that regard. Another chunk of that is that people like helping people in theory, but the reality is often a bit messier. So by refraining from putting extras on the lease, it makes it easier for the original tenant to say, "This isn't working out, you gotta go." I let them handle it and stay out of it.

And when I do have Tenant X bring in Roommate Y, and both are going to be on the lease, I give notice to end the previous tenancy, and start a fresh lease with both of them. (I've also done it the reverse way--- I originally sign up with a party-of-2, but it turns out A was just using B to get a good house, and now B wants nothing to do with A, and A is like, "Hahaha, you can't do anything to get me out," and I play my cards.)

But ultimately, what you can do in your area--- it depends on what your agreement is with your tenant, and whether California or your municipality have any opinions about how you ought to run your biz. :)

Good luck! --137.118.xx.xxx




Two Families in one house (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 6:26 PM
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Why would you want extra bodies in a house when you can't raise the rent. Tell them no. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Two Families in one house (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 6:27 PM
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You need to follow the lease, and be sure it is actually a legal lease - as Robert-CA pointed out it must comply with a newer set of rules adopted on the dates shown. This may actually be helpful if you must get them under a new lease if the original has expired - now you can make the allowable increase, or decline which seldom really takes effect, they sneak in like sand in a beach towel. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Two Families in one house (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 6:42 PM
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Only because you are in California pay for legal advice or you could be in for massive expensive damages. 6 people in even a 3 BR is not that bad. --99.23.xxx.x




Two Families in one house (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 21, 2022 7:11 PM
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Some folks who live in commonwealth states used to think we were in communist' states........that has since changed since COVID and California.

Suddenly we only have to deal with a steady steam of taxes. California has there own unique requirements. Is your place in Ca or elsewhere? --24.101.xxx.xxx



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