Presenting pet-friendly rental homes is an excellent way to draw in more long-term tenants in Los Lunas. A lot of renters would love to own a pet but are often deterred by the high number of rental homes that do not allow animals on the property. In case you have plans, 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! Think about how helpful it would be for your Los Lunas 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 also had access to a pet permit number which they could then match up with the pets currently being kept on the property. Rather than searching for illicit animals or waiting 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.
Obliging your tenants to have pet registration and a decal is beneficial not only for you but also to them, especially when emergency personnel is needed in the property. In an emergency, it can be quite tricky to keep tabs of a pet. If each of your rental homes had a clear decal representing the number and type of animals that are on the property, emergency personnel would better be able to clear the home, in case needed, at the same time, 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 easily find and identify their pets in the event that they should go missing.
Obviously, a pet-friendly rental home would need more than a permit and decal. To help encourage 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 want to certify 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 starting in the pet-friendly rental market, give Real Property Management Albuquerque 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 Los Lunas rental home. To learn more about the quality services we offer, contact us today!
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