Preparing Your Income Property for Pet-Owning Tenants

Some property owners don’t like the idea of allowing pets on their property. However, it’s probably a good idea to consider offering a pet-friendly rental property. 72% of renters own pets, so pet-friendly rentals are in high demand. This ensures you’re more likely to find a tenant and also allows you to charge more for rent. You can also ask for a pet deposit, in addition to the normal security deposit.

You also shouldn’t be too worried about property damage. Yes, pets can cause minor damage to property, but it’s actually more likely that costly property damage is caused by young children or even adults. In addition, you can reduce property damage by replacing carpets with linoleum, vinyl, or laminate floors. These are more resistant to damage and easier to clean. It may also be a good idea to install pet doors and gates.

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