RENTING WITH PETS
As a pet owner, you need know what to expect as you look for
a new home with your pets. Most landlords will:
Limit the number and
size. For example, a weight limit of
25 lbs is common because smaller pets are
likely to be less destructive.
Charge a non-refundable
pet deposit. Some will also charge a
small monthly pet rent.
Require a lease clause
for pets and/or a signed pet agreement.
Have no tolerance to pets
that "move in" without permission.
This constitutes a violation of the rental
terms and the landlord may demand that the
pet leaves or the tenant moves.
If you have pets, or plan on
getting one, it is always wise to look for
rental properties that will accept them.
Many landlords are aware that accepting pets can
mean better tenants who stay longer.