A Landlord’s Guide – Allowing Pets In Your Building

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A Landlord’s Guide – Allowing Pets In Your Building

Recently, we’ve discussed the benefits of renting out to pet owners. While it truly is beneficial to rent to pet owners, there are also some steps you need to do first.

These steps listed below will help you and your property in the long run. Read them below.

Different types of pets.

As a landlord, you should know that there are different types of pets that people own. Some own cats, dogs, pigs, while some keep snakes and tarantulas as pets. Keep in mind that every animal has different physical and emotional needs. Check if these needs match the environment of your property.

Decide what types of pet you allow.

You should be able to decide which types of pet you allow on your property. Set the limit and make this clear to your tenants.

Provide clear rules.

Initially, have clear rules about where pets should be allowed on your property. This will help other tenants living in the complex as well if there are any.

Once you have decided to accept tenants with pets, keep things running smoothly with these tips. See below:

Communicate.

Speak to the potential tenant about their pets before deciding to accept them. Keep in mind that every pet is different, so the decision should be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

Paperwork

In your tenancy agreement, include a pet policy clause. This clause should include the deals with the keeping of pets. It should also include a pet damage deposit so you can be confident that any damages (if there will be any) will be accounted for.

Records.

It is also important to ask for veterinary records and license or permits for pets (only if applicable). This will not only help you find out if your potential tenant is a responsible pet owner, it will also help you see the pet’s record.

Do you have more suggestions and tips? Let us know in the comments below.