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The Big Decision About Pets!!

Michele - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Property Management Blog

 

Cat urine stinks.  Especially when it gets into the carpet padding and subflooring.  Dogs slobber and shed and chew and scratch and bite.  What landlord would ever want to rent to a tenant that has pets????

 

Our landlords make the final decision as to whether or not to accept pets.  Since over 50% of tenants in our area are pet owners, most landlords do decide to accept pets on a case-by-case basis rather than exclude half of all potential renters from considering their property.  If a landlord is adverse to pets, we recommend marketing the property for the first few weeks as a pet-free home and then if there is not sufficient interest from potential renters in the first few weeks, opening up the home for small pets.  We require a refundable $350 pet deposit per pet, with an increase to $500 for larger dogs.  We discourage owners from accepting breeds of dogs that are known to be aggressive.  

 

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