5 Ways to Recover Pet-Damaged Floors Before Your Next Inspection

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 08:00AM

Renting a home is a careful balance between being comfortable at home and caring for the property. This is especially true for pet-owners renting pet-friendly homes. It's important to find homes that both welcome your pets and are sturdy enough to withstand an energetic pet's indoor lifestyle. In an ideal world, all homes with pets would instantly only have pet-safe floors and stain-resistant carpets. But here in the real world, pet floor damage is just a part of life, even if you're renting a home where floor damage is bad news.

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Topics: Pet Damage, responsibilities of pet owners, renters with pets

5 Tips to Make Your Apartments Pet Friendly

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 09:00AM

Choosing to allow pets into your apartment building can be a big decision. Many landlords and property managers want to allow pets because there are more tenants who are looking for pet-friendly apartments than those that are not. That being said, it can be hard on the space. If you want to allow pets and you are also looking for ways to minimize time in between renters, you may need to make some adjustments.

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Topics: responsibilities of pet owners, renters with pets, leasing to pet owners

Smart Property Tips for Pet-Friendly Landlords

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 07:00AM

When you buy or renovate your first investment home, you don't immediately adopt all the typical opinions of a strict landlord. If you are an animal lover, you will always love animals and understand how much renters need homes that are welcoming to pets. Pet-friendly landlords are the reason why children can have family pets before their parents have saved up for a home down payment. Pet-friendly landlords are the reason college students have pets to keep them company after they leave home, and why thousands of pets are adopted from shelters by renters each year.

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Topics: pets in apartments, renters with pets, leasing to pet owners, pet-friendly landlord

5 Apartment Friendly Pets that Never Touch the Floor

Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 11:55AM

There have been many discussions about how wise it is to keep pets in apartments. Dogs take a great deal of care and even the most attentive owners still have to clean up a mess. Cats, lauded as they are for apartment living, still leave copious amounts of fur in the carpets and occasionally puke or hack up a hairball. However, for the pet owner that doesn't need a lot of snuggly mass, there are dozens of possible pets that never need to touch the ground. Terrarium, aquarium, and cage pets can have a wonderful time in apartments because their own homes are so much smaller. If you're considering buying yourself a little animal companionship for your apartment dwelling lifestyle, here are five potential options that could keep you company without wrecking the carpets.

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Topics: pets, responsibilities of pet owners, owning a pet, pets in apartments, renters with pets

The Great Pet Debate: To Allow Pets In Your Apartment or Not

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00AM

When you become a landlord, it is up to you to decide what you will and will not allow in your apartments. While many people have an idea of rules that they want in place, others don’t really know where to start. You should really take your time at this stage of planning to ensure that you are happy with your choices.

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Topics: pets in apartments, renters with pets, renting with pets

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