Pet policy considerations

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Pet policy considerations

Pet policy considerations


There's virtual unanimity within our industry with regard to whether a property management company should have a pet policy of some sorts (they should).  There's a slight disagreement with regard to whether pets should be allowed, but the vast majority of property managers understand both the percentages of tenants who have them (75%+/-) and the need to encourage their owner-clients to accept pets to a certain degree.


A greater degree of variation comes into play with respect to aggressive breeds, prohibited/"bad dog" lists, etc.  Each property manager should do their own research and arrive at a list of breeds they feel comfortable excluding- understanding it's a policy that they'll be applying consistently across everyone seeking to rent from them and upon discovering a current tenant with a pet in violation of the policy.


The link above is to a pretty good basic policy.  The only big thing I'd add to it would be a provision that puppies aren't allowed at application time- and that any born during a tenancy must be removed upon reaching 8 weeks old or so.


Pet policy considerations


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