Part II of II: The Pet Dilemma. How-to Ensure Good Pet Practices

As discussed in Part I of The Pet Dilemma series, allowing pets in your corporate rental enables you to attract a greater number of potential renters. But if you allow pets, here are a few things to ask and a few rules to set to ensure good pet practices: What kind of animal is it? Most animals are fine, but you may want to avoid allowing tenants with pitbulls or other animals that could be considered dangerous to the families living around you. A dangerous animal might require you to change your homeowners insurance and you don’t want to...

How to Make Sure Your Pet Policy Was Obeyed

We’ve written a lot in the past about allowing pets in your corporate rental and why you should, but not every property is “fit” to accommodate Fido. Some communities don’t allow pets at all, while other owners may not want pets in their units due to allergies or other reasons. If you do not allow critters on the property, make a clear statement to your tenant that they are, under no circumstance, allowed to bring pets into your property. Not theirs, not others. Include this “no pet clause” in your lease agreement as well. During checkout inspection, if you...

Part I of II: The Pet Dilemma. Should You Allow ‘Em?

We are constantly asked whether a corporate rental should allow pets. On one had, your property is furnished, so there are things that can easily be damaged by a pet. On the other hand, you want to maximize the number of renters you attract, after all, this is an investment and you don’t want your home sitting idle without any renters. So, while pets can be a pain, we think homeowners should make every effort to allow them. Here’s why: First, you open the door to a larger pool of possible tenants. Traveling with pets has become commonplace these...