What’s up, everybody? Alex Smith here from gkhouses, Chattanooga. This is another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Today’s question is, “How much is your pet fee and what does it cover?”
So, our pet fee is $300. This is a fee the tenant pays if they have a pet and they, you know, they move in and sign a lease with a pet. It’s $300. It’s non-refundable, and it’s per pet.
In terms of… Let me back up a little bit. So, $250 of the pet fee goes straight to your pocket.
The other $50, we keep just because there’s administrative costs associated with vetting the pet and things like that.
In terms of what it covers, it covers any potential damage to, you know, your home as an owner that’s above normal wear and tear as the result of having the pet in the house.
Sometimes there’s, you know, sometimes there’s not any…if a tenant has a really good pet and they, you know, if they’d take care of the house on top of that, sometimes there’s not any…sometimes there’s very little, sometimes there’s, you know, more than what you expect.
Unfortunately, that’s, you know, if you allow a pet in the house, and that decision is totally up to you…you know, if you do allow a pet in the house, that’s kind of the risk you run sometimes of allowing that.
In terms of what, you know, what pet breeds we allow, we don’t allow like the usual suspects and that’s just because, you know, our insurance won’t allow us to rent a, you know, a house with these pets.
That’s your usual suspects like German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, you know, things like that.
You also might wanna take a look at your individual insurance policy for the house to see if there’s any stipulations like that. It’s likely there are, but you’ll just wanna read through to double-check that. But that’s pretty much it.
This has been another edition of Questions Owners Ask. Thanks, everybody.