Pet Deposit
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Pet Deposit (by Shannon [TN]) May 1, 2009 12:07 PM
       Pet Deposit (by Lynda [TX]) May 1, 2009 3:14 PM
       Pet Deposit (by JK [CA]) May 1, 2009 8:53 PM
       Pet Deposit (by billy [MA]) May 2, 2009 7:04 AM

Pet Deposit (by Shannon [TN]) Posted on: May 1, 2009 12:07 PM

State Specific Question About: TENNESSEE (TN)


I need advice on pet deposit for my SFH


Pet Deposit (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: May 1, 2009 3:14 PM

Get the terminology correct from the beginning. There is no such thing as a 'pet DEPOSIT.' It is a non-refundible pet FEE! Deposits--by their very nature--are monies that need to be RETURNED. You will charge a pet FEE that will cover your RISK for allowing the tenant's pet. That fee will allow you to de-flea, have the carpets professionally cleaned, etc. Even IF the tenants leave the unit clean when moving--you keep the pet FEE. You write it up as non-refundible. PERIOD. Pet owners are used to this, and expect it as a part of having the pet as part of their family.

I allow both dogs and cats in all my rentals. I interview the pet as well as the applicant. I charge a one-time, non-refundible pet FEE of $300 at move-in. The pet must seem to be comfortable with its family and vise versa. The family must view it as a family member. It must be able to accept strangers when its owners tell it so. Any growling/barking/lunging etc, AFTER the owners have spoken too it, is unacceptable. It must be pleasant and submissive. And it must have a vet record showing it has had all its shots. --140.140.xx.x

Pet Deposit (by JK [CA]) Posted on: May 1, 2009 8:53 PM

What if the person applying has 5 dogs that each weigh 3-5 lbs? Pass?

5 dogsX 5 lbs= 25 lbs...

I say pass, but I know people who love those little Mexican dogs, and like to have an army of them flitting about, acting like "big" dogs and yipping up a storm.

(No offense to anyone here who owns one

Or an army of the little turds) LOL!

Pet Deposit (by billy [MA]) Posted on: May 2, 2009 7:04 AM

maybe 40 bucks or so extra for a dog bcs they cause damage etc.i dont accept dogs.too loud,bitihg crap in yard etc. --208.58.x.xx

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