17 Feb Pet Policy
Pet Friendly Apartments Are Everywhere
While it has become increasingly less complicated to find a community that will allow pets, you might find it difficult to find a spot where having a cat or dog will be free of charge. Communities often charge an entirely separate deposit for a pet and some apartments require an additional monthly fee, as well. It is important to budget a little additional money when you have a pet and are planning to sign a lease.
Understand Your Pet Policy
Pet Policies include specific regulations that are important to read through upon the signing of your lease. In order to understand what you can and can’t do with your pets while renting property you must ask your landlord to provide you with written rules and guidelines. These policies typically contain general information about the rules within the apartment community and they may contain information such as pet-deposit and pricing detail.
If you have a larger dog or a breed that is known to be “aggressive” or “dangerous”, you are liable to be charged an increased fee. Check with each apartment community on their breed restrictions. If you have multiple pets, you will also likely be responsible for paying additional fees per pet. Every community has it’s own variation of these rules which is why it is important to speak to your landlord in order to clarify specifics of the policy before you move in.
What Pet Agreements Often Include:
- Pet agreement terminates with tenant occupancy termination
- Tenancy terminates if pet agreement is broken
- Additional pet fees
- Cleaning and repair clause
The key to securing a new apartment is to show up prepared to demonstrate that both you and your pet are sure bets. If you do so, you are sure to find a new home for you and your furry friend with a little effort.