Does the management know that you have a pet?

Reblogger Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Property Manager with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I'll frequently take pets that com ESTABLISHED with the tenant family; however, new kittens or puppies are has to take place somewhere - usually in the rental unit


Does the management know that you have a pet?



As a contractor who regularly goes into occupied units to do repairs, I see a lot of things that the manager may not. On occasion, I feel that I need to share with the staff some of the things that I see in my travels. New pets are often times one of the things that I will share with the property manager; even if the new pet is adorable.





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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Wallace.  That is a ruff topic.

May 31, 2013 08:36 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

A home owner recently told me that she had a tenant for several years and she never went to inspect the property . One day she went there to drop off the water bill because she was in the neighborhood ( she used to usally mail it ) and she saw two large dogs. She did not do increase the rent at that time and now after a couple of years the tenants have moved out and the house is in bad shape because of pet odor and hardwood is damaged.

May 31, 2013 08:43 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wallace, it pays to do periodic inspections of any rental property. People often do not follow the rules! Enjoy your day!

May 31, 2013 09:28 PM #3
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I don't take any pets. Old ones quite often have leaky bladders.

May 31, 2013 11:19 PM #4
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h

Actually, our maintenance and cleaning vendors also report to us in a similar way - pets or anything that seems new or out of the ordinary.

Jun 01, 2013 03:02 AM #5
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

If you are doing things right as a tenant, you shouldn't have anything to hide from management and vendors Wallace.


Jun 01, 2013 05:18 PM #6
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

it seems like a catch 22 as for us we try to discourage pets but we know fluffy has to go somewhere

Jun 04, 2013 02:27 PM #7
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

In our lease agreement it is grounds for eviction if caught with a pet that a tenant didn't have permission to have on property!  Sad but true and we notify tenants prior so they don't fib!

Jun 07, 2013 09:22 AM #8
Dulcey Schuster
Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening - Grants Pass, OR
Property Management Software

It's a hard decision for sure. So many people have pets that it really limits the applicant pool when you have a no pet rule.  Some of our properties we have OKd pets but other, ones with lots of carpet or condos with close neighbors we have said no.  

Jun 11, 2013 06:36 AM #9
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