Tempe Occupancy Laws For SFR
I will be closing on a new SFR in Tempe, AZ soon, but am concerned about the occupancy laws. Tempe rental laws state that no more than three unrelated individuals can live at the same home. However, I have spoke to numerous ASU students and they all told me that it is not really enforced. I also see numerous Zillow listing for 4 and 5 bedrooms homes in the area that advertise for 4+ occupants.
Is this something I need to be worried about, as I plan to rent to 4+ students most likely? Does anyone know the consequences/fines if you are caught? Should I structure the lease a certain way to protect myself?
Thank you for any input!