Leasing Process and Its Reach
As a property owner, it's within your rights to disallow pets at your property. Nevertheless, Next Brick highly recommends that owners permit smalls dogs and cats in their properties, as pet-friendly units tend to lease 10-20 days quicker and have a lower vacancy rate. A vast majority of renters in our portfolio, at least 70%, own pets.
Check out this article here for more benefits on allowing pets and how to protect your property against any potential damage.
Ongoing Track Record
Pet owners are often excellent tenants as they tend to take good care of both their pets and the rental property they occupy. Instances of pets causing damage to the rental home are rare, and most pet owners are very considerate and respectful towards their rented homes.
In Seattle, the pet deposit amount can be as high as 25% per pet of the monthly rent, whereas in other locations, it may differ based on various factors, including the pet's breed, size, and more. Usually, it ranges between $500-$1000 per pet. This deposit serves as an additional protection for homeowners against damages caused by pets.
Rigorous Pet Screening Procedure
Next Brick implements a rigorous pet screening procedure that mandates all pets and ESA owners to complete the screening process at nextbrick.petscreening.com. The Next Brick team will receive a comprehensive report automatically to assess the eiligibility. Please note that certain dog breeds are not permitted due to restrictions imposed by insurance companies.
Screening Household Pets to Obtain a FIDO Score™
In the household pet screening process, we look at data points that focus on the "ABCs" (Affirmations, Behavioral, and Compatibility) of each pet and pet owner. The pet owner submits a pet application along with a final legal attestation to confirm validity. A Pet Profile is instantaneously generated and includes name, breed, weight, sex, age, pictures, vaccination information, micro-chip data, and behavioral information.
The patent-pending and proprietary FIDO Score™ is included with each Pet Profile. This score is intended to help housing provider (Next Brick Team)better understand the housing-related risk for each pet and pet owner. It can be used to generate additional pet rents/fees/deposits if desired.
(Note: Assistance animals do not receive a FIDO Score™.)
Affirmation is getting the pet owner on record about the general care of their pet. Is the pet house trained? Is the pet up to date on its vaccinations? Does the owner pick up after the pet?
Behavioral is ensuring there is a stated history about a pet’s behavior. Has the pet shown aggression toward people or animals? Behavioral should be addressed with assistance animals, too.
Compatibility is getting more details on the pet. What does the pet look like? Information such as the pet’s breed, weight, age, sex, name, and vet history should be investigated.
Household Pet: A household pet profile and no pet/animal profile have an instantaneous turnaround time.
ESAs: The review time for Assistance Animal accommodation requests is usually 2-3 business days. If the review time takes longer, this likely means our team is waiting for validation from the third-party verifier or more information is needed from the animal owner.
The cost for Pet Owners is $20 for their first Pet Profile and $15 for each additional Pet Profile. In return, the Pet/Animal Owner receives a product he/she can use in other ways with his/her pet/animal. Click here to view a video to learn more.
There is no charge ($0) for an Assistance Animal Accommodation Request or to create a No Pet / Animal profile.