Pet & Animal Policies

A welcoming and safe environment is paramount to all of our residents. To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies (No Pet and Animal Policy / Pet Policy / Animal Policy) we require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process. This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and more accurate records to create greater mutual accountability. Please find the category below that best describes you to get started
  • No Pets or Animals

    This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes dogs and cats and might include pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask your housing provider for clarification regarding these types of pets

  • Assistance Animals

    This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Pet & Animal Policy

If tenant(s) desires to keep a certain pet or assistance animal on the Property, the Tenant will agree as follows:

PET FEES AND DEPOSITS: “Pet Rent” is to be paid in addition to normal rent for all pets approved by Landlord in writing. The monthly rent in the lease is increased for any pet for pet rent. There is no additional fee or pet rent required for Assistance Animal(s) as defined by the Federal Fair Housing Act. “Pet Rent” will continue through the term of the Agreement even if said pet departs the Premises. Tenant agrees to the following conditions in consideration of the authorization of the pet or Assistance Animal(s) to occupy the Premises:

On or before the date the pet moves into the property, Lessee will pay the Lessor an additional pet fee for each approved pet. The pet fee is NOT an increase in the security deposit. This fee is not refundable.

PET RULES:

Tenant agrees to keep animal(s) under control at all times and obey all city ordinances related to the keeping animal(s) as well as any and all condominium and/or subdivision rules which may apply.

Tenant agrees Landlord shall have the right to procure cleaning and deodorization at Tenant’s expense and tenant agrees that the resulting charges may be deducted from their security deposit.

Tenant agrees that Landlord may revoke permission to keep the animal(s) on Premises by giving Tenant written thirty (30) days’ notice. This does not apply to Seeing Eye dogs and assistance animal(s) used for disabilities.

If the animal is a cat, the cat must be neutered and declawed. Tenant must provide and maintain an appropriate litter box.

If the pet is a bird, the bird shall not be let out of the cage.

No animal(s) shall be fed on unprotected carpeting within the Premises. Tenant shall prevent any fleas or other infestation of the Premises or other property of Landlord.

Permission to keep animal(s) is restricted only to the particular animal(s) described above and does not extend to any other animal(s).

In multi-family dwellings, animal(s) must be kept in Premises, on a leash, or carried at all times. Pet or assistance animal will not be allowed to run loose on grounds or other common areas.

Landlord shall not be liable for any damages to person or property caused by Tenant’s animal(s) and Tenant hereby agrees to hold agent harmless from such liability, assuming the same liability themselves.

All animal(s) must be properly licensed and inoculated for rabies and other usual inoculations for the type of animal(s).

Fish and/or amphibians are the only pets that do not require “Pet Rent” or “Pet Fees”. Fish tanks, 30 gallons or larger, require Renters Insurance that includes water damage coverage.

 No animals are to be buried on the Premises.

Tenant agrees to be fully responsible for any damage caused to the property by the pet(s) or assistance animal and for any and all wear and tear resulting and agrees to fully compensate the Landlord for any and all such damage or additional wear and tear including but not limited to:

 Cleaning up 100% of any droppings deposited in the yard by the pet(s) or assistance animal immediately following each incident.

Filling in any holes in the yard and re-sod as necessary to restore the yard and lawn to original condition. 

Replacing doors, screens, windows, window coverings, or any other items scratched, torn, damaged or soiled by the pet(s) or assistance animal.

Additional cleaning or replacement at the discretion of the Landlord of any carpeting that has been damaged, soiled or stained or which has an odor as a result of the pet(s) or assistance animal. 

Deodorizing and disinfecting any floor or wall or other surfaces which may be stained or have an odor as a result of the pet(s) or assistance animal.

Should the Tenant fail to comply with any part of this Agreement, the Landlord reserves the right to revoke permission to keep the pet. In such event, the Tenant agrees to permanently remove the pet from the Property within 48 hours of receiving written notice thereof from the Landlord; failure to comply with same shall be grounds for immediate termination of the Residential Lease Agreement. Tenant agrees that Landlord will not be responsible for the injury, harm, or death of the animal, and agrees to hold Landlord harmless for any damages suffered as a result of any harm caused by the animal or by the animal upon another person, guest or employee. Tenant shall be responsible for the entire amount of all damages caused by the pet as well as the entire amount of any injury to individuals or property. Tenant is encouraged to obtain a Pet Liability Policy that can be added as a rider to most renter insurance policies.