If I allow pets at my property, what expectations will be given to the tenant?

M Residential always signs pet conditions with your tenant on their tenancy agreement. This obligates them in 4 ways:

1. No additional pet may occupy the property without prior permission.

2. The pet may not come inside the property.

3. The pet must be removed from the property if it becomes annoying or bothersome to neighbours (after reasonable warning has been given in writing).

4. The tenant must be responsible for any damage caused by their pet, and remove any rubbish or faeces deposited by the pet. A pet bond is taken when they sign up. The tenant is also required to fumigate the property both internally and externally upon vacating the property and provide proof of receipt. A pet bond is taken when they sign up $260

M Residential record the details of the pet on the agreement, which is then signed by the tenant.

How do I ensure the pet will not come inside the property?

M Residential obligate the tenant to commit in writing that they will not bring the pet inside. However as we are unable to monitor the property all of the time, we cannot guarantee that the pet will not come inside the property. We do look out for any warning signs whilst at the property conducting inspections. However, the only way to ensure that a pet will not come inside the property is to insist ‘No Pets’ right from the start of the tenancy.