I was thinking of renting out a room to a friend, and I am having a bit issue understanding this rule from my HOA. It says “provided, however, that a reasonable number of roommates is permitted.”, does this mean I can have roommates but not have a tenant legally under a lease agreement?
Here is the rule that talks about leasing.
“No Dwelling Unit or any portion thereof shall be used or occupied for revolving use, transient or hotel purposes or in any event leased for an initial period of less than six months. No portion of any Dwelling Unit (other than the entire dwelling) shall be leased for any period: provided, however, that a reasonable number of roommates is permitted. No Owner shall lease a Lot other than on a written form of lease: (i) requiring the lessee to comply with the Association Documents; and (ri) providing that failure to comply with the Association Documents constitutes a default under the lease. The Board of Directors may suggest or require a standard form provision for use by Owners. The foregoing provisions of this subsection, except the restriction against use or occupancy for hotel or transient or revolving use purposes, shall not apply to Lots owned by the Association, by the Declarant or by a Mortgagee in possession of a Lot as a result of foreclosure, judicial sale or a proceeding in lieu of foreclosure.”