Pet policies vary from homeowner to homeowner.
Some homeowners will accept cats, some only accept cats or only accept dogs and some have weight limitations. When we lease the property we have to lease the property on a case-by-case basis because each homeowner is different. Another thing to consider is insurance, companies do not allow particular breeds. These breeds are known as Dangerous Breeds and German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Rottweilers and Dobermans, are some of these types of breeds. We understand that your dog is docile, we get that, however the insurance company will reject the insurance on a property owner’s property because of the dangerous breed dogs and that is why we don’t allow these types of dogs.
One-time $250 Pet Fee Assessment for each pet.
Pet charges are becoming pretty prevalent in the industry these days. We do not charge a pet deposit, pet application fee, or pet rent. This allows you, the resident, to come out of pocket less than somebody who’s charging a pet deposit and a pet application fee or pet assessment fee. You pay less money out of pocket on the front end with no pet rent you don’t pay for duration of the lease.
- There is a $250 non-refundable pet acceptance fee for each pet
- There is NO pet deposit
- There is NO pet rent
- There is NO pet application
- There is a $89 pet inspection fee in the 9th month of the lease
- Special consideration is given to “Service Animals” that assist a tenant with special medical needs (please provide proper documentation).
Required pet inspection on the 9th month of the lease
When submitting an application, we do require a pet selfie with you and your best friend as part of the documentation with the application. So, please provide that. There is also a pet inspection that occurs the 9th month of the lease. The cost of the pet inspection is $89. It is mandatory and we will have a third party company go out there and do the inspection. We will charge back the inspection to the resident and that is our pet policy.
- No Aquariums larger than 10 Gallons allowed.
- No ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted as pets.
- All birds must be confined in cages and not allowed to reside outside their cage.
We do give special consideration to service animals as service animals are not considered pets per the Fair Housing Laws. However, you do need to have proper documentation that’s provided for the service animal.
Pete Neubig, Empire Property Management.