So you have purchased a vacation home or condo and now you are trying to decide if you should allow pets. Ask yourself these questions:
- Will I get more reserves if I allow pets in my house?
- Will tenants not want to rent my holiday home because they admit pets to my house?
- Does pets repudiate holiday accommodation?
- If I say I do not support pets, can I enforce this rule?
- What kind of pets should I allow if I decide to allow them?
- How many pets should I allow?
- Am I trying to rent my vacation home to guests with pet allergy?
- If I decide to allow pets, what should I do to minimize the associated risks?
- After all, should you allow pets?
Here are my tips and suggestions based on 8 years of experience and have 7 vacation rentals.
Will I get more reserves if I allow pets in my house?
It has been our experience that allowing domestic animals to have increased our rentals. If you refuse pets, you will lose rents to anyone who wants to vacation with your pet. It is about balancing the number of lost rents to reject pets, due to the number of rents lost due to the allergy sufferers. You may not want to stay if you sometimes have pets at your rental home. However, keep in mind that we have rules on the type of pet, the number of pets and the activity of pets. We also have rents that carry pets and make them sign a pet policy.
Did the tenants not want to rent my house because I allowed pets to my house?
Some tenants will already have it in mind that rents that allow pets to be dirty, smelly and demolished. You will not be able to change your mind, so do not even bother trying. In any case, these tenants would be tenants with problems. Some allergy sufferers will also avoid your home, but according to our experience, there are fewer than pet owners.
Does pets repudiate holiday accommodation?
While some pet animals do, most do not hurt the holiday rental. You would not even have been a pet there. Most pet owners who travel with their pets have clean and well-kept houses. They expect their pets to behave at home i while on holiday. These types of landlords will always ask if they can take your pet home. It is not about tenants and pets that you should worry about. The pets that need to be careful are those who are not used to traveling or even indoors.
Unfortunately, there are some tenants who rarely admit that they carry a pet because they predict damage or at least a disaster. Protecting yourself with a good pet policy is more effective than simply banning pets. Prohibiting them will not guarantee that tenants do not group them and try to sneak them.
If I say that pets are not allowed, can I enforce this rule?
We are not brave and say pets are admitted to our holiday homes, but we ask that tenants consult the pets. It seemed to us that it works very well. Tenants will ask about pets and we will be able to find out what type of pet they intend to bring. Next, we can inform you of our pet policy and ask them to sign up for pet policy. I use the pet policy found at www.GoRentPro.com. This pet policy has everything you needed and can also be modified to adapt to my individual needs.
You can also request an additional security deposit for tenants that carry pets. It has been our experience that tenants who have told us their pets have not been the problem, but tenants trying to sneak into their pets are the problem.
If you know in advance that certain tenants will have pets at home, you can let them know about your property. They can check if there are problems while tenants are there, and also check more details if there is evidence after doing so. Inform your property about the pets that will be staying at your house. Insist that your management personnel immediately inform you of any unauthorized pet in your home.
What kind of pets should I allow?
Most tenants travel with a small dog or cat. Very few travel with a big dog because a large dog occupies both a room in a vehicle and usually this room is used for people and luggage. Tenants traveling with dogs and cats often have them in pet carriers. Most tenants do not want a helpless pet to accompany them on vacation.
How many pets should I allow?
The amount of pets that you allow in your rentals will depend on the size of your rental. If your house is a holiday home with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and the guest wants to bring 4 dogs, I think it's a bit. Seriously, it will be up to you to determine if you allow an exception, but only if you feel very comfortable.
After all, should you allow pets?
In most cases, it is more profitable to allow pets not to refuse them. Most people who tell you that they carry a pet are never a problem. It is often about having problems hiding a pet. It is generally best to allow pets and insist on full disclosure. Have the tenants sign the pet policy to encourage them to be responsible and have a security deposit to ensure accountability.
When everything is said and done, I travel with my own pet. If you are traveling with your pet, you know how difficult it is, at times, to find suitable accommodation for both your family and your pet. As a pet owner and rental house owner who sympathizes with this dilemma, he admits pets to my vacation home.