A pet agreement is a contract specifying that a tenant has permission from the landlord to have a pet living on the property.
This contract specifies rules by which the tenant must abide if they're going to have a pet. Like a lease contract, a pet agreement is legally binding for both the tenant and the landlord and once it's signed.
Most rental properties won't allow you to bring your pet along without a formal pet agreement. So, if you want to bring your furry friend along, you'll need to sign one. But once you've agreed to your landlord's terms, your pet is free to move in! You and your landlord are in agreement that your pet is allowed in the rental, so you're not breaking any rules.
Keep in mind that the landlord is the one creating the pet agreement and decides which rules you and your pet need to follow. This means you could be limited to owning certain pets and breeds and you may be liable for any damages caused by your pet. Most landlords require a pet deposit or extra monthly fees for keeping your pet on the property and it can get expensive.
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