I’m about to sign a lease in the state of Virginia for a rental unit within a rental complex. I will be the only person signing the lease for a 2 bedroom. One clause concerns me: ”No persons, other than those named as Resident herein or as Authorized Occupants in paragraph 1(h) of this Lease Agreement, may occupy the Premises on a regular basis. For the purposes of this Lease Agreement, occupancy by an unauthorized person for more than seven (7) calendar days consecutively, or fourteen (14) days in any calendar year, without prior written consent from Landlord, will constitute occupation of the Premises on a regular basis and therefore will constitute a violation of this paragraph.”
1(h) pertains to minors.
1 – Is this a reasonable clause?
2 – If so, is it possible the landlord will not be helpful in providing ”written consent” for guests?
I’m moving to a new state and I expect my family and my boyfriend to visit often. I think I understand the intent of the clause, but it still concerns me. Any guidance is appreciated.