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nsudime, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC

Relocate to Charlotte July early August but am having difficulty looking for a short-term lease home for rent that accept pit bulls. Can anyone help?

Asked by nsudime, Charlotte, NC Mon Jun 17, 2013

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Good morning, Nsudime:
Here are some rental sites that might help.
http://www.socialserve.com/tenant/NC/index.html
http://www.move.com/
http://www.rentals.com/
http://www.rentalsincharlotte.com/
http://www.trlawing.com

Many people believe pit bulls are a dangerous breed. This site deals with some of the myths about them. http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-myths.php A landlord I know prohibits them in their properties because they do not want the liability: if the landlord approves the dog, and the dog bites, the landlord could be sued. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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Nsudime,

You are in a tough situation. First, short term rentals are not the most popular among landlords ro management companies. They have to then go back out again and look for a new tenant. There is no guarantee they are going to find one right away and then they have lsot the peak rental time before school starts...

Your second isssue is the pit bull. It is going to be very difficult to find soemone to rent you a place short term and with a pit bull. Unfortuantely with all the stories you read online or hear in the news; people are scared fo pitbulls.. Some rightfully so and otehrs maybe not. But still as a landlord they do not know you or the dog. All they see is the piece of paper with yoru information on it and the word pit bull next to pet. They do nto want the liability potentially involved in it.

I think you may want to look into apartment complexes or private home owners looking to rent and talk to them...But it is not going to be easy. The other option you may have is that if this is a short term lease see if you have a family member that can put the dog up until you get more established here...

Dave diCecco
Realtor/Broker
Coldwell Banker United
Cell:704-519-7895
ddicecco@cbunited.com
http://www.davedicecco.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 18, 2013
Hello Ms. Nsudime,

It is definitely difficult to find a short term option in single family. Have you considered apartment complexes? Although it may be difficult with a pit bull. Is your dog by any chance a mix? Sometimes that will help you get around restrictions. If you would like me to run you a search for available rentals feel free to shoot me an email with your basic criteria and time frame and I will get you set up.

Take care,

Mike Laine
Michael.Laine@prucarolinas.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Mr. Nsudime,

This could be a challenge. Are you looking to purchase a property within a few months.

You might look into a short term boarding situation for your dog as pit bulls do fall into the category of breeds that are often exclude from lease property.

Your best strategy would be to purchase a home in a shorter time frame than expected in order to have your dog living with you sooner. I do have two condo properties currently that are open to short term leases if tenants agrees to sale showing after the second month.

The home inventory is low, but an aggressive agent with a focused buyer can get it done quickly, even before or as you relocate to Charlotte in 6 weeks. That's our job.

Alan Sussman
704.271.4740
alansussman@helenadamsrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Yes I am looking to eventually purchase a home but to get working in the area I need a short term lease for a month or so until I have everything needed to purchase a home.
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