Closing the Gap: Multifamily, Vet Industry on Similar Pursuit to Improve Accessibility of Pet Information

Posted by David on Jun 8, 2020 10:30:15 AM

While the pandemic has yielded few winners, pets would tend to disagree.

They are receiving more walks, playtime activities and overall attention from their suddenly homebound owners. As we recently alluded to, adoption rates have spiked during the pandemic, which has left many shelters empty. Foster activity has seen a pronounced uptick, as well.

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Topics: Property Management, Industry News, PetTech, proptech

3 Steps To Take When A Resident Gets A New Pet

Posted by Mallory on Jan 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Surprise! You just discovered that one (or more) of your residents got a new pet over the holidays. While the image of a new puppy or kitten popping out of a gift box is undeniably adorable, a new, unreported pet means added liability for you as the housing provider and more responsibility for your residents to care for your rental property. 

How can you mitigate the risk that comes with housing this new pet and pet owner? A pet screening and auditing platform, like PetScreening, can help. To better understand how it can help gauge your risk and reduce your liability, take a look at these three ways to hold your residents more accountable in your rental properties now and well into the New Year.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Appeasing the Anti-Pet and Pet-Free Resident

Posted by Pat on Nov 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Admittedly, pet owners can sometimes look through a narrow lens. Their pets are everything to them, and they often can’t fathom how anyone could see it differently.

But at a rental property, some residents are between pets, some choose not to own them and others simply don’t like them. Perhaps they experienced a dog bite when they were younger, have allergies to certain animals or have other reasons as to why they’d rather avoid them.

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Topics: Property Management

5 National Property Management Vendors At NARPM FL State 2019 Conference That Every Property Manager Should Know

Posted by Mallory on Sep 23, 2019 10:32:02 AM

Property management vendors around the nation attended the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) Florida State Conference in Orlando, Florida this month to showcase to new technologies and software, maintenance services, and strategies for marketing and operations. Hosted annually by the NARPM Florida State Chapter, the 9th Annual Florida State NARPM Conference featured national speakers, local experts, a casino night and a mock trial. Over the course of the 2 day conference, property managers took the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about exciting services that can help drive resident satisfaction and create efficiencies in their daily operations.

Here is our roundup of five property management vendors that housing providers should consider from this year's NARPM Florida State conference in Orlando.

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Topics: Property Management, NARPM, Industry News

Pets & Students — It’s a Real Animal House! (SHI Summit Recap)

Posted by Mallory on Sep 18, 2019 3:21:20 PM

Historically, student housing has maintained a no-pets allowed policy. But with the popularity of pets and the rise of housing options available to students, more and more housing providers are welcoming students with pets into their off-campus communities. 

While student housing providers are enjoying the benefits of being pet-friendly, they’re also facing new challenges. Which, if any, breeds should be restricted? Are all of the pets living within the community authorized to be on-site? How can the community create a pet-responsible environment while welcoming all residents, with and without pets?

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Topics: Property Management, Student Housing

Holding All Residents Accountable for Household Pets and Assistance Animals

Posted by John on Jan 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM

When it comes to pet policies, most property managers and housing providers strictly focus on the residents and applicants that willfully admit they own a pet or animal. Obviously, the goal is to make sure these residents and applicants are aware of management’s pet and animal policies. These policies are often addressed in the lease or an additional lease addendum and focus on things such as leashing rules, dog waste pick up, weight restrictions, age issues, breed exclusions, and more. This is a great first step but it leaves some questions unanswered.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Are Pet Breed Restrictions for Rentals Really Necessary?

Posted by John on Dec 3, 2018 10:59:00 AM

Many landlords and property managers have implemented pet breed restrictions. At first pass, this seems logical because some breeds have a higher risk of a pet bite. What about higher-risk pet breeds that have very responsible and loving pet owners? Does the general risk profile change because these higher-risk pet breeds were raised to be well acclimated to their surroundings like being around other people and pets? Additionally, many landlords and property managers simply assume their general liability insurance has specific breed exclusions. This might sometimes be the case, but in many instances, it can be a false premise or a result of not shopping insurance options.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Managing the Business Risks of Pets and Assistance Animals

Posted by John on Nov 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

There are two Ps that can cause property damage - People and Pets. If you are a property manager then you deal with both on a daily basis. Pets are animals but animals are not always pets. This is demonstrated when dealing with Assistance Animals (i.e. service/companion/emotional/therapy/etc.) These animals are not pets, but rather, serve as an assistive device to help an individual with a disability.


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Topics: Property Management, Company News

PetScreening.com Named 2018 Affiliate of the Year by National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®)

Posted by Mallory on Nov 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

PetScreening.com is proud to announce it has been named the 2018 Affiliate of the Year by the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®).

NARPM is the premiere professional association for the residential property management industry and currently represents more than 5,200 members comprised of real estate agents, brokers, managers and their employees. Their mission is to provide resources for residential property management professionals who desire to learn, grow, and build relationships.

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Topics: Property Management, Press Release, Industry News