A dog may be man’s best friend, but in some cases, they (and other pets) can be a property owner’s worst nightmare. On the other hand, prohibiting animals altogether may severely limit your pool of worthy applicants. If you decide to welcome pets into your rental property, you can use this form and clearly state your expectations for animal care, upkeep, and behavior from the beginning. Include in the form your policies for the repair of any pet-related damage as well. Furthermore, you can add a descriptive depiction of the pet or pets, so there is no confusion regarding what type or how big of a pet you permitted.
This ezLandlord Forms Pet Addendum is a document that allows you to add to your lease to include the conditions you would like to specify about any desired pets. The Pet Addendum allows you and tenant to agree on all the stipulations to having a pet in the rental unit. This form includes all the information about the pet, including the type, name, breed, weight/size, age and other. The ezLandlord Forms Pet Addendum includes qualifications, vaccinations, and any applicable registrations.
This form may be included within the lease package and executed with the lease on or before the date of move-in. If the tenant would like to add a pet during a lease term, you may use this form before letting the pet on the premises and only by agreeing to follow all the stipulations you have set forth in the addendum.
What's more is that the ez Landlord Pet Addendum is completely edit-able. Feel free to add your own terms or even include information regarding and deposits you may want to take to secure your rental against pet damages. Make sure of your individual state's law regarding any extra deposits such as a pet security deposit to stay in compliance.
Companion pets for the disabled have their own set of rules. It is important to understand and make sure that you are not violating any Fair Housing rules in denying a tenant with a service animal. Information may be found at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/library/huddojstatement.pdf
Be sure to check with the individual state where your rental is located for any local fair housing laws.
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