Can guests stay at my apartment in Tampa or Clearwater?

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Living in a beach town like Clearwater or Tampa, of course you're going to have visitors. With the sun, sand, and warm temperatures people naturally flock to you especially if you have family up north! Florida is a vacation spot. Guests aren't really a big concern unless you live in an age-restricted community, like a retirement facility, student housing (like dorms), or a 55 and older community. Typically, those are rare occasions and therefore you most often times you can have guests. Consider consulting your lease or speaking with a leasing agent if you expect that it may be more than just a few nights to make sure that won't be an issue. Most often times your lease will indicate how many nights guests are allowed to stay before they must be listed on the lease or if they aren't if you will be penalized. Now, overnight guests aren't a concern until you find a new home. Let's start with that.

Here's how you can find your apartment in Tampa or Clearwater. You'll want to take advantage of our easy apartment search guide on RentTampaBay.com in Clearwater to help reduce the number of options by selecting communities in Clearwater or Tampa that have what you desire in a new place. To get started, you'll want to first click on where it says "Find Your Apartment" and then down on the left-hand side you'll see the different criteria from which you can select for your apartment in Tampa or Clearwater. Once you make your selections, RentTampaBay.com in Clearwater will automatically limit your choices to the apartments in Tampa or Clearwater that have what you want or need in your new home. Some examples of different categories where residents may have preferences are: rental rates, number of bedrooms, or certain community or unit amenities.

As soon as you've finished your search, RentTampaBay.com in Clearwater will provide you with the options for your apartment in Tampa or Clearwater. Review the choices that remain and see where they're located in the area, what they offer, what they charge for rent, and what other community amenities they offer to you. Once you've done all your research, choose the apartment or apartments in Tampa or Clearwater that you think looks like the best fit for you and contact them to find out more information or schedule a tour of the property and their model unit to help you feel confident in your decision. This would also be a great time to inquire from these communities about their policies on guests. Additionally, you could ask to see if they offer furnished guest units that you can reserve much like a hotel room. These units are usually much more convenient since they are just minutes from you and still offer a lot of the comforts of home. Keep in mind though, these units can sometimes cost a little bit more. This is a great option if space is limited since you only have a studio or 1-bedroom apartment. If your apartment in Tampa or Clearwater doesn't offer guest apartments, you can also inquire from your leasing agent if they have any special deals with the local hotels. If they do, they may be able to get your guests a discounted rate on their hotel stay, which would definitely help.

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