4 Things You Need To Know About Renting with Pets

4 Things You Need To Know About Renting with Pets

What You Need to Know About Renting With PetsThere’s always good news and bad news when it comes to renting with pets. The good news is some places allow your four-legged friends, and the bad news is that this policy typically comes with a lot of restrictions. While it might be daunting trying to find a place that allows both you and your best friend, these tried and true strategies will ensure you live comfortably and without issue. Regardless of where you end up, protect your belongings and your property with a CT Renters Insurance policy.

Look for pet-friendly ads.

Landlords know a lot of people have pets, so they’ll advertise up front if they allow them in their rentals. If you aren’t sure, ask! Bringing a pet into a rental unit that prohibits them can lead to serious consequences including fees and even eviction.

Address the landlord’s concerns about pets with empathy and explain how you plan to prevent common pet-related issues, such as damage to property, infestations like fleas and ticks, and behavioral disturbances, including incessant howling. Ultimately, you want to portray your pet in the best light as if it were another tenant in the unit, states Apartment Guide.

Provide references.

Your landlord wants to see that you and your pet are going to be good tenants. If possible, gather references from previous landlords and neighbors that prove your pet is well-behaved and friendly. Further, if your pet has been to obedience school, show the paperwork to your landlord to provide him or her with some peace of mind. Lastly, you might want to collect vet records to show that your pet is up-to-date on medications, shots, and infestation prevention.

Offer a pet deposit.

Most landlords develop their own pet policy that includes an additional security deposit, which is typically refundable. However, if you rent from a private owner, offer to pay a pet deposit up front to tip the scales in your favor.

Offer a meet and greet.

What better way to show your prospective new landlord how well-behaved, happy, and clean your pet is? Coordinate a time with your landlord to do a meet and greet to help win them over.

About Byrnes Agency

At Byrnes Agency, we specialize in safeguarding your property and your assets. We understand the risk implications of renting with pets and seek to provide comprehensive coverage to give you peace of mind. To learn more about our coverage plans, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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