Having pet-friendly rental homes is one good way to bring in more long-term tenants in Fernandina Beach. Countless renters would like to own a pet but are often deterred by the high number of rental homes that do not allow animals on the property. If you plan to or already allow pets on your rental property, have you ever considered using a registration process and decal for tenant pets? While many investment property owners do not include this process in their lease documents, there are many advantages to doing so.
The benefits of using a visible marker on each rental home where pets are present are far-reaching – and not just for you! Consider how helpful it would be for your Fernandina Beach property manager and maintenance contractors to easily see, via a decal on a front door or window, whether or not pets are permitted on the property. Not only that but if they likewise had a way to a pet permit number which they may well then match up with the pets currently being kept on the property. Rather than searching for illicit animals or relying on what the tenant says, professionals needing access to the property would immediately know what to expect inside and, if conditions are not as expected, to take appropriate action.
Requiring pet registration and a decal is also a benefit to tenants, particularly in the event that emergency personnel is called to the property. In an emergency, it can be tough to keep track of a pet. If each of your rental homes had a clear decal indicative of the number and type of animals being kept on the property, emergency personnel would better be able to clear the home, if needed, and raise awareness about the potential for pets to run away or even injure someone. With a permit number for each pet, tenants can also more effortlessly track down and recognize their pets in the event that they should go missing.
Obviously, a pet-friendly rental home involves more than a permit and decal. To help inspire your tenants to be responsible for their pets and to minimize any potential risks that come with having animals on the property, you should also include a detailed pet agreement in your lease documents. While pet registration can easily be an integral part of your lease agreement, you will need to check that you have spelled out what types and sizes of pets are permitted and that you have documentation that the animals are properly licensed and vaccinated. Failing to do so may expose yourself and others to unnecessary risk and injury.
If you are beginning to venture into the pet-friendly rental market, give Real Property Management Sunstate a call. We can help you incorporate pet agreements and registration into your leasing process to ensure that your tenants understand what it takes to be responsible pet owners in a Fernandina Beach rental home. To learn more about the quality services we offer, contact us today!
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