THE MYTH “FEE IS NOT RENT”
CALL IT A FEE INSTEAD OF RENT?
A very common myth in Recovery Housing: “If I call it a fee then it isn’t rent and the person is not considered a tenant.” Actually no matter what you call it, it is rent and the person is a tenant.
Best practice is to not misrepresent what the agreement is and to be sure that the person signing the agreement understands their rights and responsibilities as a tenant. For more information about Landlord/Tenant laws click here.