What If I Am Bringing My Pet?

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If you want to confirm whether or not pets are allowed at your unit, please consult section 13 of your lease agreement. Please note, we request that you disclose whether or not you will be bringing pets at booking. 

Pets not Allowed

If pets are not permitted by the landlord, the box highlighted by the red arrow below in Image 1 will be checked which states that the landlord "does not offer pet friendly accommodations". The box highlighted by the blue arrow in Image 1 will also be checked, which states that you do not elect to bring any pets. 

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Pets Allowed but not Elected

If the landlord allows pets in the unit, but you have not elected to bring pets to the unit, your lease will look like the lease shown below in Image 2. Note that the box highlighted by the red arrow that states that the landlord "does offer pet friendly accommodations" is checked, as well as the box highlighted by the blue arrow that states that the tenant "does not elect" to bring pets. If your lease states that the landlord allows pets and you would like to bring a pet during your stay, please make sure that the landlord approves the breed of pet and have them provide their written permission to HomeSuite as well as inform HomeSuite of any fees associated with the pet.

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 Pets Allowed and Elected

If your landlord allows pets and you have elected to bring pets to the unit, your lease will resemble the lease pictured below in Image 3. The box highlighted by the red arrow will be checked which states that the landlord "does offer pet friendly accommodations". The box highlighted by the blue arrow will also be checked which states that you have elected to bring pets during your stay. The lease will also include further information in regards to pets which is listed below.

  • a. Lists the pet deposit. Most landlords require a pet deposit if a tenant brings pets. The pet deposit can be used to clean the unit or repair any damage caused by the pet(s) during your stay. The pet deposit will be due before you move-in along with your first month's rent. The pet deposit will be refunded after your stay with your security deposit pending any deductions.
  • b. Lists the non-refundable pet cleaning fee. This fee will be due before you move-in but will be used to pay for a pet cleaning after you move-out.
  • c. This section lists the additional fee (if any) that you will have to pay every month for brining your pet. Oftentimes, this fee is referred to as pet rent. This amount can vary on what type of pet you are brining and how many pets you are brining. This amount, like the pet cleaning fee, is non-refundable.
  • d. Lists the number and type of pets you are bringing with you.

If you still have questions about pets or the pet section of the lease, please reach out to the HomeSuite Customer Care Team by clicking the "submit a request" link below. 

 

Please note: many landlords have breed and weight restrictions for dogs, or may not allow pets at all. If you are planning to bring a pet it will need to be approved ahead of time by your landlord. Please let your territory manager know ahead of time if you plan on bringing a pet so they can inform the landlord.

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