Thread: Maximum occupancy question
05-31-2011, 12:05 PM #1
Maximum occupancy question
Our rental agreement states that at no time can there be more than the stated occupancy maximum. Our house sleeps 5. Does that mean that the two couples we like to invite in to our place while we are there - just for drinks - can't come in because that would mean 6 people?
I understand abuses. We are the opposite. We usually have fewer people staying than the max. Heard people at Seaside this past spring break 'bragging' about sleeping 8 in a place meant for 4, etc. We are 2 with a max of 5.
I don't want to ask the rental agency, because I don't want them throwing us out. I guess it's an escape clause for when people complain about the loud music, drinking, etc. Or people who might have 30 people over for drinks; wedding parties. Or the 'adult' who 'rents' a place for twenty 18 year olds.
Sorry about the rambling. Thinking about this as we approach this trip because we have friends who stay near by, and this is the smallest place we've stayed in since we started doing this.
Common sense says they can come in for drinks if they behave and you don't piss off the neighbors. They can't sleep there/spend the majority of their time there.
05-31-2011, 01:06 PM #3
Despite what some may think about locals and the rental units in our area, we are not ogres who complain at the drop of a hat. As SB44, says a little common sense goes a long way. Normal people are not going to complain about normal people having other normal people in for drinks, dinner or a Bar-B-Que.I think of government as the Mafia without the moral authority or predictability. Ron Hart
05-31-2011, 02:51 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Near the ATL and in SoWal as often as possible
Exactly. We limit the rental of our home to 10 people. It could sleep more, but more people=more damage. I got a call from a neighbor last summer who said their were 25 people in our pool and more than that on the balconies. That's absolutely ridiculous (in a bad way). That is abuse. Having a dozen people over for a few hour is not an abuse.