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What would you do? (by Ken [NY]) Apr 21, 2019 2:18 PM
       What would you do? (by NE [PA]) Apr 21, 2019 2:29 PM
       What would you do? (by rentON [PA]) Apr 21, 2019 2:33 PM
       What would you do? (by RB [MI]) Apr 21, 2019 2:33 PM
       What would you do? (by plenty [MO]) Apr 21, 2019 2:36 PM
       What would you do? (by WMH [NC]) Apr 21, 2019 2:42 PM
       What would you do? (by Smokowna [MD]) Apr 21, 2019 3:00 PM
       What would you do? (by Ken [NY]) Apr 21, 2019 3:04 PM
       What would you do? (by DJ [VA]) Apr 21, 2019 3:30 PM
       What would you do? (by small potatoes [NY]) Apr 21, 2019 6:10 PM
       What would you do? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 21, 2019 6:15 PM
       What would you do? (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 21, 2019 6:22 PM
       What would you do? (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 21, 2019 7:48 PM
       What would you do? (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 22, 2019 5:14 AM
       What would you do? (by cjl [NY]) Apr 22, 2019 12:41 PM
       What would you do? (by Vee [OH]) Apr 23, 2019 8:54 AM

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What would you do? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:18 PM
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Prospect wants a 2 bedroom,has a german shepard,i said no due to insurance company.She says it can stay at her mothers house,maybe it will maybe it wont but I want to put a penalty in the lease if I rent to her for $500 if the dog ever shows up at the property along with month to month so I can boot her if need be.Class c neighborhood so not a lot of good prospects.Any other ideas? --72.231.xxx.xxx




What would you do? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:29 PM
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You know the dog's coming. --174.201.xx.xxx




What would you do? (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:33 PM
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Just say NO --67.165.xx.xx




What would you do? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:33 PM
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W.W.I.DO ?

NO. --184.53.x.xxx




What would you do? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:36 PM
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I'd take the pet fee, the pet rent, allow the dog and check it off my todist. --99.203.xx.xx




What would you do? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 2:42 PM
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Not all states have dangerous dog breed lists. Does yours? --50.82.xxx.xx




What would you do? (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 3:00 PM
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I would explore more.

What condition is the rental in? Anything less than mint floors and I would be tempted.

Is there a fenced yard or other dog friendly perks that attracted her?

Some dog owners are crazy about their dogs. They are the best tenants in that their worlds revolve around their dogs. The apartment will be home for a long time if they feel their dog is happy.

Now if this dog is a play toy for kids who get no attention...well, those are the kind we all fear.

I would want to know more before making a decision. --96.241.xx.xx




What would you do? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 3:04 PM
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WMH, My insurance company has a dangerous breed list and I am sure German Shepard is on the list --72.231.xxx.xxx




What would you do? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 3:30 PM
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Don't believe for a second that the dog will stay with mom. It will move in, if she does. --68.10.xxx.x




What would you do? (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 6:10 PM
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Ken, they never stay at another persons house for long. First time you see it she is just visiting and then it is 'pet sitting' and then it will continue from there. Pretty sure renters insurance wouldn't cover the dog if it hurt someone. JIK you have an insurance claim. But hey MTM and a penalty why not give it a whirl? Is it in your core area so you can monitor? --24.194.xx.xx




What would you do? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 6:15 PM
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Pet vandalism can easily reach $5,000 plus in a rental apartment as once they leave the carpet, hardwood are finished. If they work then leave the dog in the rental unit there are going to be problems. Unless there is premium in rent to cover for damages then why go there. Usually they stay 3 to 6 months then the rental unit is completely trashed out. Why are they moving if there are no problems with the dog. Apartment living and dogs generally do not go together. On the plus side they told you where some bring in the dog later on. --147.194.xxx.xx




What would you do? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 6:22 PM
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If you think that a German Shepherd is on your insurance companies dangerous breed list why would you even entertain the idea of renting to her. My understanding is that in most cases if the dog bites someone the dogs owner is responsible except limited situation. But it is still recommend the LL has the proper coverage just in case an issue does arise. --71.248.xxx.xxx




What would you do? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 21, 2019 7:48 PM
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Many "tenants" want to have a "pet" but neither have the skills, knowledge or financial where with all to care for a dog, let alone a large German Shepard that have a history of having bone/hip issues. A large dog can cost thousands a year to properly care for it.

--47.156.xx.xx




What would you do? (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 5:14 AM
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If you don't want a dog on the property, find someone else to rent to. --108.4.xxx.xx




What would you do? (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 12:41 PM
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I'm sure you let them know and if you do decide to let them "in" make sure they FULLY understand no pets/ that particular dog.

On a side note (I have two for you): Check with your insurance company on the dog list. Some do, some don't. State farm does NOT have a list. Others do but not all of the dogs that you would think are on them are. Doesn't hurt to ask. At any rate - if you do allow any dog - you should have them have renters insurance with YOU named first insured.

The second note: I have in my lease the clause that states something to the effect of "NO PETS. Tenant shall not keep any pets in or on the premises unless by prior written approval by Landlord or Managing Agent. Tenant shall not “pet sit” or allow visitors to bring pets on or in the property. If pets are discovered on the property, the tenant agrees to pay a non-refundable pet fee of $500.00 per incident and Landlord may at his discretion terminate the lease or proceed with tenancy on a month to month basis adding $150.00 per month as pet rent."

This is NOT my normal pet rent, fee/deposit, etc. This is in my lease as NO PETS. If I want pets (allowed) then there is a form for them and it is much nicer. This is something where I say no pets and if I see a pet - you get hit with a hammer hard (so to speak). So don't lie :). --69.201.xx.xxx




What would you do? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 8:54 AM
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If she stays at her mom's you keep shopping for a tenant with a mom and no dog. --76.188.xxx.xx



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