Pet / Animal Policy

Pets will be considered by owners who allow them but only if the Pet is REGISTERED AND SCREENED through Pet Registration and Screening Link (Click to access pet application online)

This requirement is part of the application process to lease one of the homes we represent. If Pet(s) are approved, there will be an additional pet privilege fee determined by owner added to the lease terms in the Pet Addendum. If pet(s) become a problem with neighbors or does damage to the home, the pet privilege will be revoked and you will be asked to remove the pet from the home while you live out the remainder of your lease term. Some owners require tenants to provide pet liability insurance as well. Penalty for unauthorized pets is a fine of $300 in addition to removing the pets from the home.

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The following pets or mixed breeds of these will not be accepted: Rottweillers, Dobermans, Pit Bulls (A.K.A. Staffordshire Terriers), Bull Terriers, Wolf hybrids, German Shepherds, Chows, Presa Canarios and any others which may be listed in property owner’s insurance policy or on websites listing vicious breeds .

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group requires a photograph of the pet(s), proof of current license and shots as well as, chip information and pet liability insurance if you have those. You will need to have these items on your computer in order to upload them as requested in the pet screening online process. Tenant agrees to pay to update license and shots records annually before renewal of lease through: Pet Registration and Screening Link

In the event the pet produces a litter, I/We agree to keep them at the rental premises no longer than one month past weaning. I/We the Owners of the above described pet(s), do hereby certify the following: My/our pet(s) is/are well trained, is/are not dangerous to others and does/do not have a propensity to be vicious. My/our pet(s) has never bitten, clawed or caused harm to another person.

  1. I/We shall not engage in any commercial pet-raising activities

  2. There shall be no other pets, other than listed above on premises without the express written approval of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group agent for Owner. Should I/We desire additional pets, I/We agree to apply to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group agent for Owner for written approval prior to pet occupancy.

  3. I/We agree to keep the pet(s) from becoming a nuisance to neighbors. This includes controlling the barking of the pet(s), if necessary and cleaning up any animal waste in the yard or on public or common areas.

  4. In the event that my/our pet(s) causes/cause damages/damage or destruction to the property, I/We agree that all costs of said damage or destruction shall come out of our security deposit as stipulated in the lease agreement. Should the security deposit be insufficient to cover the cost any pet damage or destruction, then I/We agree to be financially responsible for damages above and beyond the amount of my/our security deposit.

  5. If the pet becomes a nuisance or causes damage or destruction to the premises or otherwise violates the terms of this pet application, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group may terminate the pets’ right of occupancy as agreed and/or my/our lease agreement.

This Language is part of the Online application for residency and by agreeing electronically to have your application screened you will also be agreeing to register and pay for the pet registration screening.