I`m saying this because my parents have a B-B that allows pets. We had pets (and sometimes owners) ruin furniture, sheets, carpets, etc., but never charged for the cost of recovery. In one case, a dog had urinated on our carpet, which stirred the entire hallway – the cost of cleaning the entire 50 m corridor or so was $200. But my owner says for a few small patches that he has the right to keep 250 dollars. I`m not going to discuss the pros and cons of allowing tenants with pets, because I`ve already dealt with this jazz in the article Guide On Landlords And Pets, but I`ll discuss pet clauses in rental agreements. I know many landlords who have discovered unexpectedly that their tenants are housing pets without permission, but because the tenants have taken so good care of the property (as well as the tenants without animals) and the model tenants were, the owners accept the situation. So many owners are transformed into pets. The Fair Housing Act also provides exceptions to pet freedom for tenants with physical or mental disabilities. Fair Housing Partners of Washington State and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) provide an example of support and service procedures for disabled tenants who need a pet.
Columbia University, the University of California Santa Cruz and Wesleyan University offer a similar policy for services and assistants for people with disabilities on campus. In case of damage caused by pets with or without specific “pet clauses”, the tenant remains responsible. The owner is always protected if the pretty little Daisy decides to scrape the live of your newly equipped carpets and/or misjudge the corner of the living room for a dumping place. Of course, we could go the other way and tell people that they want to end the lease because they are injured. You have a choice. Good luck. Recently I came across a site called Lets and pets, which offers a nice small pet policy that is a complement to a rental contract. But don`t worry, you don`t need to leave this site to get the information, because I`ll break them down for you. When tenants/owners refer to “pets,” they usually refer to dogs and cats. Dogs are the most common pets in the UK, and if there is any type of pet capable of destroying a home, my money is on a dog. But cats aren`t far away.
Although perhaps describing all cats as “chip bag”, is a bit hard. I am very pleased that the Property Investment Project has addressed this topic and has given owners and owners an alternative to simply say no to all pets. Renting with pets only became a major problem when tv real estate programs became popular, i.e. location. Since then, there has been a sharp increase in the number of rental agents/real estate agents who, as I have been told, regularly propose that landlords maximize their rental potential and ultimately acquire higher rents by replacing bathrooms, kitchens and almost showroom-rentals. This, along with some media propaganda, led owners to often advise owners to say no to pets. The “very real” consequence of this situation has been extremely heartbreaking for thousands of pets and their heartbreakers (mostly very responsible owners) and devastating pressure has been placed on the recovery of charities, many of which have been forced to establish waiting lists for arriving pets.