Most owners ask the question "Should we allow pets at our investment property?" There are good reasons both for and against allowing the keeping of pets, so it's important to weigh up both sides before making your choice.
Many really good tenants who have a family pet never get to apply for properties simply because they are advertised as no pets.
Quite often tenants will pay more rent if they can have a property that allows their pet.
Pets are only as bad as the owner of the pet allows. No dog is going to come inside the property if the owner of the pet does not allow it.
We always collect a pet bond of $100 and ensure the property is fumigated for fleas inside and out when the tenants vacate.
If a tenant does allow a pet into a property, it can cause damage - for example, leaving a bad odour which can be very hard to remove. Grass and yards can be damaged by the pet.
If allowing pets a thorough rental check on the tenant and pet is essential.
It is your call!
You can also view Just Property Management's Pet Policy for Tenants, which we provide to all tenants upon moving in.