Putting tenants up in a hotel

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I will need to replace a walkway at a complex I own most of the units. The tenants will not have access to their unit for a few days. So we will have to put them in a hotel. I don't own every unit that will be affected. I've been getting prices from local extended stay hotels with kitchens. I have never done this before. I have several questions. Thanks.

1. What information should I get from the tenants of each unit? Such as how many people live in each unit, names, any disabilities?

2. All the units include a washer and dryer. Do I need to provide the tenants with cash to do laundry at the hotel? Or take a certain amount off their rent? They will stay at the hotel for about 3-5 days

3. How do I deal with tenants who who cause extra fees from the hotel? Such as smoking or causing damage to the hotel room?

4. Is there some kind of form I should use to notify the tenants? How far in advance should I give them notice? Do I need to get some kind of conformation from them?

Okay you are opening a million options: what about people with pets, allergies, fear of covid, disability. What is the price of the hotel? $94 a day max? Offer everyone $94 for 5 days, do not sign the hotel agreement, let them use the money as they like. Please do not do the work over Christmas or Hanukkah ... Is there no way to build a ramp to enter?

It will be sometime in March. The property is in Florida and it is about 6ft in the air. Giving the tenants money might be better Caroline. The walkway will have to be replaced in sections. It is for two six unit buildings that face each other. Our plan was to do it two units facing each other at a time and then move to the next two facing units. The contractor thinks it will take 3 or 4 days per section. But I want to budget for 5 days per section. To do the entire walkway at once would take 3 to 4 weeks. I planned to rent two rooms and just rotate the tenants in those two rooms as we progressed instead of getting 12 rooms for 4 weeks.

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Originally posted by @Abraham Kaplan :

I will need to replace a walkway at a complex I own most of the units. The tenants will not have access to their unit for a few days. So we will have to put them in a hotel. I don't own every unit that will be affected. I've been getting prices from local extended stay hotels with kitchens. I have never done this before. I have several questions. Thanks.

1. What information should I get from the tenants of each unit? Such as how many people live in each unit, names, any disabilities?

2. All the units include a washer and dryer. Do I need to provide the tenants with cash to do laundry at the hotel? Or take a certain amount off their rent? They will stay at the hotel for about 3-5 days

3. How do I deal with tenants who who cause extra fees from the hotel? Such as smoking or causing damage to the hotel room?

4. Is there some kind of form I should use to notify the tenants? How far in advance should I give them notice? Do I need to get some kind of conformation from them?

 In California, and hopefully in other states, the law states that landlords only need to pay their tenant the same daily rate their tenants pay for their monthly rent. So, If a tenant pays $1200 per month for rent you need to divide $1200 by 30 and pay your tenants $40 per day. Do not pay your tenants for food, launrdy or anything else.

We tented all our apartment buildings 16 years ago and paid the tenants their daily rent rates. A high percent of the tenants pocket the cash because they went to live with friends and relatives. Starting February 2022, we are tenting all our building again for termites and will pay only their daily rent rates. Nothing else!!!