Rental property owners know how much pets can mean to renters, especially in the Arizona single-family rental home market. It can be hard to say no to pets, but it’s no secret that allowing pets in your rental properties can cause increased property wear and tear, and even more serious damages. Allowing pets can lead to increased repair costs, and in some cases present an increased risk of liability.
However, allowing pets can make it easier to rent your property, can keep renters longer, and even allow for higher than average rental rates.
Whether you choose to allow pets or not, it helps to have a property management company to properly handle pet situations. We recommend that you start with having a very clear policy with what you are willing to accept, and what is considered a violation.
Hiring an experienced property manager like Real Property Management East Valley can help you avoid expensive mistakes when pet violations occur. We help our property owners create lease agreements with the appropriate language covering their desired terms of keeping or not keeping a pet on the property. In addition, we vet potential renters by carefully checking if they have pets, or if they have had past violations related to having pets.
RPM East Valley will schedule and perform regular property evaluations for our clients, and gather information and photographic evidence if needed, that can identify any contract violations.
Best of all, in the event of a violation, we’ll handle the situation for you.
If you’ve been thinking about hiring a property management company in Phoenix, or switching management companies, please contact Real Property Management East Valley, and schedule a time when we can meet, and show you how we can help you more effectively care for your rental property.