When looking for an apartment, it is important to consider the pet policies for the rental unit. Some units don’t allow pets or limit the breed, size, or species allowed. Make sure to read your lease carefully since it is a legally binding contract, and you are required to follow the guidelines. You should never try to sneak a pet in if there is a no-pet policy because this would be a breach of contract and could result in losing your rental. Additionally, if pets are allowed in a rental, be a good tenant and neighbor by following guidelines such as keeping your dog leashed outside, cleaning up after your pet, and making sure they are up to date on vaccines.
- A pet policy will typically involve the number of pets that you are allowed to keep, with a limit sometimes being just one pet.
- Some rentals don’t allow specific breeds of animals at their residence because those breeds are found to be dangerous.
- The key to being a good renter with a pet is to make sure they are up to date on vaccines, licenses and tags.
“A lease is a legally binding contract, and once you sign it, you must uphold the guidelines within it.”