Almost every landlord has had a tenant that owned a pet. From chihuahuas, to kittens, to enormous Great Danes, pets are part of the family to those who raise them.
That’s a problem, isn’t it? If you allow pets, there will be damage. If you don’t allow pets, there will probably be damage anyways. Herein lies the root of the pet policy issue: there are benefits and downsides on both sides. So what do you do?
First off, we need to know the ups and downs of allowing pets:
- More possible residents
- Increased income due to pet fees
- Higher tenant s...