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Zach Denny
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Charlottetown, PEI
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Pets - Lesson Learned

Zach Denny
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Charlottetown, PEI
Posted Dec 22 2021, 05:52

Hi All,

A lesson I recently learned the hard way:

I own several multi-family homes in nice neighborhoods, targeting young professionals and young families for tenants. At first we said no pets, but all of our best applicants had pets, so raised our rent a bit and allowed pets.

Advice: always require to meet the pets.

The tenants are great, but their dogs are terrible. They are not well behaved and seem a bit aggressive as well. We are now at the point where we cannot evict the tenants (and wouldn't because they are great), but we don't know what damage their pets could do to the yard or rental.

So always meet the tenants AND the pets before signing a lease.

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