Posted by Rich on March 18, 2007 at 19:56:41:
I have rented to companies on two occasions. In one case it was for a CEO to live near the office during the week rather than commute. They backed out at the last minute.
In the other case, the company did not screen who stayed in the house. Since we had no contract with the occupants, we were constantly going back to the company on compliance issues. The company contact was irritated and wanted us to handle the occupant issues directly, which we refused since there was no agreement between us and the occupants. Turns out they were using the house for people who could not get decent housing (illegal laborers) on their own merits. Place was a mess when they ended the lease but they did pay for everything. We had asked for names and SSNs of each occupant, but only names were ever forwarded to us.
They key is monitoring that who is there is who is supposed to be there.