Later when the tenant goes to move out, you check mark on the same form & if there are scratches or tears or other negative items that weren't there before you can say "See, this wasn't there before, here's the proof".
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Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
The pet deposit is at your discretion . Typically, the deposit is anywhere from $250 to $500. I am assuming the condo association allows pets. And like the previous answers, you could discuss possibly charging a little more for rent to adjust for the possible pet wear and tea
Not everyone asks for a "pet deposit" with rentals. It really depends upon the situation. If the dog is well trained and housebroken they likely will cause little damage. Some areas are very "pet friendly" and people who lease will have pets, it just comes with the territory.
I usually charge about $500. Making the rent higher is OK if the market can take the higher rent. If people can not pay than you will have a smaller pool of people to choose from. It is true, pets will damage more and leave the scent of pets. What I do is to say I would consider pets depending on the pet. Just use your common sense, you know puppies are going to chew more things. Pets that shed can leave more fur behind and people with allergy will have trouble with that. There are dogs that do not shed. I would adjust the pet deposit accordingly, but minimum $500. Good luck!
Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
Wellman Property Management, Inc.
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