Pet & Animal Policies

Welcome! We strive to help ensure mutual accountability and responsibility for the benefit of all our residents and tenants. It’s imperative that ALL our residents and tenants fully understand and acknowledge our pet and animal-related policies. This also includes residents and tenants that do not own a pet or animal. We require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process. This quick and easy process ensures we have your pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments, pet/animal history and records, and legal attestation of truthfulness and accuracy on file. To start, please select one of the three options below that best describes you:
  • No Pets or Animals

    This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process

  • Household Pets

    This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes dogs and cats and might include pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask your housing provider for clarification regarding these types of pets

  • Assistance Animals

    This is a required review process for anyone with a non-obvious disability and disability-related need for an assistance animal. This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request

* NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS & APPLICANTS: Everyone must complete the screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for residents and applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal.
Addenda and Documents
  • Pet/Animal Addendum
Pet & Animal Policy

NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE - Tenant(s) agree to pay a monthly fee of $XX.00 per month, per pet, for the pet(s). The fee is due and payable, in advance, on the first day of the month. The rental term is the same as the period indicated on the lease agreement, to which this agreement is an addendum. All the provisions of the lease agreement between the Management and the Tenant(s), to which this agreement is an addendum, shall apply. This includes, but is not limited to, rent payment procedures, form of payment, late rent fees and returned check fees.

PRORATION - This fee shall be applicable for any pet residing on the premises as of the first day of the month. If the pet is a resident on the first day of the month, the fee is applicable for the whole month. There shall be no pro-rated fee applicable for any part of a month the pet does not reside on the building premises.

PET LEAVES PREMISES - If the pet(s) vacates the building premises, the pet agreement can be modified to reduce the pet fee. This modification, in no way, affects any other portion of the lease agreement nor does it cancel the original lease agreement to which this is an addendum.

NEW PET - If a new pet(s) resides at the building premises, the pet agreement can be modified to increase the pet fee. This modification, in no way, affects any other portion of the lease agreement nor does it cancel the original lease agreement to which this is an addendum.

NON-REFUNDABLE INITIAL PET FEE AMOUNT - Tenants shall pay the Management upon execution of this agreement a non-refundable pet fee in the amount of $XXX.00 to secure Tenant's obligation under this agreement.

CHARGES AGAINST SECURITY DEPOSIT - The Tenant(s) agree that upon vacating the apartment, the cost of fumigating the apartment, at current market rate costs, will be deducted from the security deposit. All the provisions of the lease agreement between the Management and the Tenant(s), to which this agreement is an addendum, shall apply. The Tenants agree to pay Management for any damages or costs caused by the pet in excess of the security deposit.

PET POLICIES

LICENSING - The Tenants agree to provide the pet with a clearly visible identification tag and collar and agree to comply with local health and safety code regulations and ordinances including leash and licensing requirements.

PET CONTROL - The Tenants agree to keep their pet under control at all times and to keep the pet quiet at all times. Under no circumstances is the pet allowed to roam unattended in the common areas. All dogs must be kept on a leash and walked away from the building premises. The Tenants agree not to leave their pet unattended for any unreasonable period of time. If the Tenant is to be away from the dwelling for more than twenty-four (24) hours, arrangements must be made for the care of the pet. The Resident Manager must be notified of any pets that will be unattended for more than twenty-four (24) hours. The Tenants understand that pets left unattended would be considered an emergency and should be reported to the Local Animal Services or other appropriate authority for removal from the building premises at Tenant's expense. The Management accepts no responsibility for any pet so removed.

PET SANITATION - The Tenants agree that all animal waste or litter from litter boxes or cages is to be picked up and disposed of in a sealed plastic bag and placed in the trash bin. The Tenants agree to use a "Pooper Scooper" to clean up behind their pet while walking the pet on the common grounds of the building and to clean up behind the pet if it tracks mud or dirt through the lobby, elevators or hallways. The Tenant(s) agree to provide adequate care for the animal including current inoculations as required or necessary. The Tenant(s) agree to keep litter boxes away from decks, patios, or intake vents.

PET PROBLEMS - The Tenants agree to keep the pet from being unnecessarily noisy or aggressive and causing any annoyance, discomfort or nuisance to other Tenants. Please note, any complaints made through the Resident Manager will be remedied immediately. The Tenant(s) agree that pets that continually disturb the peace and quiet of the neighbor Tenants through noise (barking, whining, etcetera), smell, animal waste, biting, scratching or other nuisance must be removed from the building premises. The Tenants also agree that upon written notice from the Management, the Tenants will remove the pet from the building premises within thirty (30) days.

EXTRA CHARGES

CLEANING - Tenants agree to pay the normal market value cost for cleaning the common areas because of a Tenant's pet. This includes disposal of waste, cleaning up tracked mud, digging in the garden areas, et cetera.

DAMAGES - Tenant(s) agree to pay for all damages caused by the pet to any of the common ground areas (Example: destroyed screens, dug up plants, scratched walls, etc.)

FUMIGATION - Tenants agree to pay for the cost of fumigating the apartment if a flea or insect infestation occurs. And the Tenants may also be financially responsible for any flea or other insect infestation that affects adjacent dwelling units as a result of the Tenant's pet. The decision to fumigate will be at the sole discretion of Management.

PAYMENT - The above charges will be billed to the Tenants after services or repairs are completed. If the charges are not paid within thirty (30) days, they will be deducted from their security deposit.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

REPRESENTATIONS - The Tenants represent the pet is quiet and housebroken and will not cause any damage or annoy other Tenants.

PET REVOCATION - The Tenants agree that Management may revoke permission to keep said pet on the building premises. Upon thirty (30) days written notice from Management, the Tenants agree to remove the pet(s) or vacate the apartment.

INDEMNIFICATION - The Tenants agree to indemnify, defend and hold Management harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, judgments and demands brought by any other party on account of or in connection with any activity of or damage caused by the Tenant's pet.