Resident Rent/Lease Agreement: Changing the Terms of the Agreement

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Including information on how terms can be changed is also an important part of the resident agreement.  Whether you include entire copies of your policies in your agreement or you are including them by reference, it is a good idea to tell people your process for changes in the rent/lease agreement.

In order to meet standards for quality, you must notify residents in advance of any changes, allow time for discussion, for them to ask questions, and to provide feedback.  Remember, the recovery home is their home and under the social model of recovery, where residents themselves are primarily responsible for living the code of conduct and enforcing house policies.  Changing them without resident notice does not allow for residents to engage in their environment this way.

Changes related to fees are especially important for residents to know, understand and prepare for.