In theory, your rental agreement could therefore refer to a pet directive that sets out pet clauses. Remember, the Pet Directive acts as the equivalent, it is NOT a replacement for a rental contract. The standard expectation of all tenants is to return the property to the state it was in at the beginning, allowing for fair wear and tear. The simple act of using standard clauses makes it difficult for homeowners to deduct money from the deposit for damage, professional cleaning or parasitic treatment. I hope someone can help you! When my partner and I agreed to our new rental, it was on the condition that one day we have a dog. The real estate agent at the time of the contract was made said that if we had actually decided to have a dog, we would deal with the pet clause. Well, that time has come and the agent has in his clause that they keep money for 4 months after the lease in the case of chips. She said the contract they use a fee of 120 $US. We decided that this would be acceptable after it was confirmed that these funds were protected in the deposit system and that we wanted the amount of the retainer to be written as well, for obvious reasons that we do not want to be hit with a $1,000 bill (God for sure), there was a chip problem. The agent came back and said that the deposit system will not hold that money for 4 months after the lease and that our lease is for 3 years, the price of their supplier could increase. I now understand that the contractor`s prices could go up with inflation, but there is certainly a good way to include it in the agreement in order to be fair to both parties and ensure that my partner and I are protected from what appears to be a very commendable agent. Please help me! Every piece of advice is very much appreciated. The requirement for a higher deposit or an additional “deposit” is a customary option for owners to cover themselves for cleaning or additional damage that may be caused by a pet.
This may be an agreed increase in the standard deposit value, but if a separate deposit is granted to cover damage to pets, it is still considered a rental bond and must be protected by a state-approved system such as TDS Northern Ireland. Deductions from the down payment can only be made in accordance with the requirements of the lease. It is therefore strongly advised to include “specific pet clauses” in the agreement. In case of damage caused by pets with or without specific “pet clauses”, the tenant remains responsible. The owner is always protected if the pretty little Daisy decides to scrape the live of your newly equipped carpets and/or misjudge the corner of the living room for a dumping place. My daughter signed a lease with the states, “There will be a $35-a-month fee for pets.” When she tried to adopt a dog, the owner told her that he had changed his policy (rescue called him, he told them they were calling my daughter)… Anyway, is it legal in the United States? He explained that he was tired of flea problems in some of his other features.