Corporate tenant’s guests rack up complaints

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Q: I recently signed a one-year lease to rent an apartment in a large complex. Early on, I noticed that there was a lot of turnover in the apartment above me; tenants seemed to stay from two days to several weeks, but not longer. I've recently learned that this is a "corporate unit" leased by a large, local company to put up their visitors and guests. Some of these tenants are noisy, playing loud music late at night and having regular parties at mid-week. When I complained to the property manager, I was told there was nothing he could do about it. What are my options now? --Ron A A: Rental arrangements like this are increasingly popular, as companies realize the benefits of having an apartment available to new employees looking for permanent housing, short-term or visiting employees, and long-term guests. Legally, these visitors are guests or subtenants (the company is the tenant), and as long as the landlord has agreed to accept a continuous string of short-ter...