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Question: Does a caregiver have to sign a rental agreement with my landlord? If not, what proof do I need.
Although a live-in caregiver is an occupant of the unit, the caregiver is not considered a tenant for the purpose of income qualification and is not liable for paying rent. Because a live-in caregiver only lives in the unit for the purpose of providing supportive services for a person with a disability, the caregiver has no right to continue living in the unit if the tenant with the disability moves out. A Landlord may request proof of disability and/or ask the tenant to sign a lease addendum specifying the limits to the caregiver’s occupancy.
Does a caregiver have to sign a rental agreement with my landlord? If not, what proof do I need.
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