Smart appliances are growing in popularity every year as they become more affordable and more integrated with other devices, like the Amazon Echo, the Nest Hub and the Facebook Portal. Installing smart appliances at your rental property is one way to attract tech-savvy tenants, but is it worth the trouble?
When you are a landlord, you are liable for the people who are living in your rental property. This is part of why we take so much care in pre-screening applicants and why tenants always sign a lease agreeing to policies that are designed to protect both them and you. Things can become more complicated when guests are involved and toe the line between visitor and occupant. How can you define a guest policy and enforce it when lines get blurred?