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How to Pet-Proof Your Roosevelt Rental Property

Cute Lazy Dog Laying on the Floor“A dog is a man’s best friend” has long been a catchphrase to demonstrate the affection we find for our animals. This statement has never been more directly on point for the modest household as pet ownership numbers have indefatigably grown. Virtually 65% of households retain a pet, and the latest survey by has shown that roughly 72% of renters have pets.

As a Roosevelt landlord, it is imperative that you are in the know about the newest trends that can have an impact on your business. The Humane Society of America made known a new article geared towards investment homeowners and landlords that specified the merit of renting to pet owners, paying attention to the fact that landlords have a more expansive pool of contenders to decide upon and that these residents tend to hang around longer in a unit, slimming down on expenses for advertising and turnover.

When you partner up with Real Property Management Uintah, we help certify that your property is banded together with the right residents, and their pets, if you agree to consent to this on your property. Check more on how to pet-proof your Roosevelt rental property today.

Why You Should Pet-Proof Your Property

One of the cardinal facts, why you should pet-proof your property, is to draw a lot of quality and qualified residents that keep our rental property business healthy. By providing for renting to a pet owner, you can make alterations to your lease agreement and physical property to design for a pet to inhabit your rental property.

Many landlords fret they will get a “bad pet” and regretful about allowing them on the property. This can usually be apprehended however with the fitting pet screening procedure, which guarantees that the pet has been screened and approved just as a resident would be.

Pet-proofing your property is one of the optimal ways to diminish probable destruction to your property. While the security deposit that your tenant makes would cover any damage caused, no one wants to restore the floors or give the walls a new layer of paint before it is necessitated. By making pet-smart decisions within your rental property, you can apprehend this in the first place and do business with homeowners with pets.

How to Pet-Proof Your Property

All the same, whether your property has already been prepared for residents, or if you are in a remodeling stage, there are many trouble-free ways to pet-proof your property. Save money by using these thrifty ways to rent to pet owners with fewer probable annoyances.

Flooring clearly is the biggest cause of distress for landlords when renting to pets, upset that their lovely hardwood floor will be wrecked. This can be cared for by using Polyurethane, which seals wooden floors and protects against these aspects, or when remodeling; you may investigate installing laminate flooring that looks like wood flooring but holds up better to traffic.

Explore the exterior of your home as well.  Pet doors or granting the authority to have them installed if you have a fenced yard may be something to investigate.  Patios and balcony railings might be made to be safer with gates and/or plexiglass etc. Also, the paint you use in the home can go a long way to assuring you protect your investment.  While flat paint may be less exorbitant to apply, semi-gloss or velvet paint allows for easier wipe-down and clean up when friends have mishaps, furry or otherwise.

Heavy, thick blinds are also perfect both to keep your rental property cool in the summer, and trap heat in the winter, but additionally to guard against an animal pulling down blinds or playing with any flimsy cord or fabric. Baby gates can also be used, but this is something you will want to task your resident with providing and protecting with.

Benefit from these pet-proofing tips for your Roosevelt rental property and start receiving the payoffs of allowing pets on your property. If you would like to learn more information about Real Property Management Uintah and the services we offer, contact us online or call us at 435-214-4686 today.

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