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Old 08-30-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Difficult situation with pets. I own rental property right outside of Boston & i will not allow any pets. Tenants promise you the world about how their pets are not a problem, but from my prior experience it's just how much damage the pet does to the property & how it can be fixed. Happened almost every time until I had enough.

I'm sure there are responsible pet owners out there, but it's not worth the trouble, at least for me. I'm not surprised that most landlords have just walked away from dealing with the issue.....especially in a hot real estate market like this.
Cue the outrage!!!
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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I don't think many people are "outraged" if landlords don't allow pets. But it certainly is a challenge for people who have pets and aren't planning on just dumping them because they are relocating and aren't in a position to buy at the moment.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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Other questions:
- How much is parking per month for those places where off-street parking is tougher to find? (i.e. Brookline)
- Is the pet situation REALLY going to screw us over, since someone mentioned that landlords can refuse to rent?

- We have a parking spot with our rental in Brookline and rent to tenants for $125 month and to non-tenants for $175-200/month. Craigslist will be your best bet for renting parking - lots on there and vary from 100-200 depending on location.
- We don't allow pets because there is enough of a pool of tenants that we don't need to take on additional risk.

Padmapper is a decent website where you can enter your search criteria (parking,allows pets etc) and will give you a sense of what is available.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:00 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I haven't been in the rental market for quite some time, but I remember in some areas it was common to charge "pet rent." So, if you moved into an apartment and had a pet you had to pay an additional $x per month. Does no one have that option here?

I have a friend who lives in a complex in Norwood. She has a mid-large size dog, and it seems like most of the people who live there have dogs, too. They even have a dog park area in the complex.

We were in an expensive building in Cambridge for a short while when we moved up here and there were lots of dogs in that building, too. They also had an enclosed dog area. But I have no idea how much extra it was for the dog, since the company was paying for it.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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I haven't been in the rental market for quite some time, but I remember in some areas it was common to charge "pet rent." So, if you moved into an apartment and had a pet you had to pay an additional $x per month. Does no one have that option here?
- You can charge a supplemental 'pet rent'

- You can collect a 'pet deposit" however, the maximum a landlord can charge when you move in is the first month's rent, the last month's rent, a security deposit and the cost of a new lock and key.

- You can not charge a 'pet fee' at move in
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