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Know These Rules About Pets Living in an Apartment


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Apartment living is always a bit more complicated when you have a pet that lives with you. First of all, most apartments don’t have as much space as a house. And there are always higher costs associated with pets and apartment homes. There are many rules when it comes down to it. Don’t violate your lease contract. Make sure you read over it thoroughly so you don’t get on bad terms with management. We have laid out some common rules that most apartment management companies will probably have laid out in their lease contracts. But to be safe, read yours thoroughly.

All apartment communities will have a clause regarding the dog’s weight. Don’t worry about cats. Almost all communities allow cats. They don’t weigh much and generally don’t damage the interiors. If you try and sneak a dog in that is over the limit substantially, the apartment community will find out. Remember your neighbors can be the eyes and ears for the apartment community too. For example, if the pet limit is 25lbs, and your sneak in a Golden Retriever that weights 80 lbs, you will find yourself in trouble. Unless you plan to keep the dog inside the entire time its there, others will see it. Remember all the other renters have the same contract as you do. If they see you with a large dog, they may approach the leasing agent and ask them what the pet weight is.

Many renters simply cannot understand why a pets are not allowed based upon weight. Remember that larger dogs can scratch wood flooring, stain carpeting, and are more likely to chew on something inside the apartment home. Since you don’t own it, the management company or owner can set rules as he deems fat.

2) All apartments will also have rules regarding breeds that are allowed to live onsite. All aggressive breeds will be barred from the apartment home. One renter recently was upset because his mini-Doberman was not allowed inside the community. This rule is set by lawyers who instruct the owners about litigation. If your aggressive breed bites another tenant, the property may get sued.

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