Rent Your Dock – Questions to ask and terms to set

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Rent Your Dock

So you have a boat dock or slip in your backyard, and you are interested in making a few bucks by sharing some unused space and helping out a fellow boater? You are in the right place. At Docks4Rent we make it easy to rent out your dock and you pay nothing until the rent has been paid.

Once we match you up with a boat owner who wants to rent your dock, what do you need to know? The best way to insure a smooth and happy relationship is to make your expectations clear. No surprises. Always use a written lease agreement and specify what is and what is not acceptable to you. This is an opportunity to make new friends, and have a good experience with a fellow boater. So manage expectations with a clear written terms.

Consider the following:

  1. Documentation: The boat owner must always provide proof that the boat is registered and insured, and the owner should hold license.
  2. Typical Use: How often, and at what time of day is the boat typically used? You set the hours, so be sure to specify your terms in the lease.
  3. Size matters. Confirm the size of the boat in length and depth. Can it fit at your dock or slip?
  4. Background Check? Do you want a criminal background check provided? Just ask us and it will be done.
  5. Contact info: Be sure to exchange cell phone numbers so you can reach each other if necessary.
  6. Sleep overs? Some boats have sleeping quarters. Is it OK with you for the owner to stay overnight in the boat?
  7. Amenities? What can they use and what is off limits? It is your property so you get to set the limits. Can the boat owner use your hose? Your outdoor shower? Where should they park. Some dock-owners offer access to seasonal beach passes, bicycles, or a swimming pool, while others offer no “extras.”

There is no “right way” to do this. Just simply lay out your terms and you should be able to avoid misunderstandings, and have a positive experience.  Please check our FB page for updates and news:   https://www.facebook.com/Docks-4-Rent-104971197575057/inbox/?mailbox_id=104971197575057&selected_item_id=723344804

Standard legal documents which you can get from an attorney or an online legal service. These are legalzoom; or rocketlawyer. Sample templates are provided just as examples of these forms. Remember that laws vary in each State It is important that you have a local lawyer prepare these documents for you.

For more information see Questions To Ask Before You Rent A Dock

 

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