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#1 posted 12-08-2017 05:05 AM

Looking through the thread, I haven’t seen any mention of the legal and contractual aspects of this arrangement. Call me a cynic (I am), but I would consider the possibility that the house sells, the designers pull their staging wares — including your furniture — and you’re left trying to get it back. The police won’t help you, and hiring a lawyer is expensive.

If they won’t agree to providing a deposit, then you’re likely to get screwed, and there’s not much you can do at that point. Even if they pay rent, get a deposit.

Finally, while gargey and tactful won’t ever appear in the same sentence, he makes a good point in his crass way. Instead of asking a bunch of guys on the Internet about this, you should be talking to professionals. A paralegal can assist you in drawing up contracts, and your bank can give you advice about securing deposits to be held and properly dispersed when the time comes.

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