Serenity Terrace Apartment’s Pet Policy
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PET OWNERS
- A $25.00 per month pet fee will be charged for each pet and is due on the first and late after the 5th.
- A $150.00 per pet non-refundable fee is required to be paid at move-in before the pet(s) can have access to the apartment home.
- Resident agrees that only the pet(s) described and named below will occupy premises, up to, but not exceeding two (2) pets per apartment. No additional or different pet(s) is/are authorized under this Agreement, other than those stated below. Visiting pets are prohibited. For the purposes of this Lease, “pet” is strictly limited to cats or dogs only.
- You must supply the office certification from your veterinarian at move-in confirming that your animal is current on all shots. This must also be done at the time of recertification, which is the anniversary date of your move-in. Failure to provide shot certification is cause for immediate lease termination.
- Resident agrees that the pet(s) will be kept inside apartment at all times except when the pet(s) is on a leash and while accompanied by and under the control of resident. No pets are to be tethered outside the apartment premises.There are no exceptions!
- The pet may not “spray” the shrubbery or trees.
- Any business done by the pet while it is walked must be removed from the ground, sealed in an airtight bag, and disposed of properly in a dumpster. (You must use a sealed bag.)
- Any evidence that your pet has used the area outside of your home as a restroom will be removed from the ground by our staff and you will be charged $30.00 per scoop.
- Rabbits, snakes, reptiles, arachnids, ferrets or fish tanks (in excess of 40 gallons combined) are NOT PERMITTED.
- Per HKP policy, service animals and companion/emotional support animals are addressed in a separate policy.
- No kittens or puppies; the pet must be housebroken or litter box trained.
- Cats and dogs must be spayed or neutered.
- Cats must be declawed.
- All dog owners must abide by the above rules pertaining to walking the animal.
- No doghouses, pet carriers, or cages allowed on the patio, balcony, or grounds.
- Assistance animals are allowed to accompany guests, however, the resident responsible for the guest may be held responsible for any disturbance or damage caused by the animal, including cleaning up after the animal.
- All residents must practice responsible ownership of pets. There is no tolerance for aggressive or disturbing pets. Resident agrees that if pet(s) become(s) annoying, bothersome, aggressive, or in any way a nuisance to other residents or to the apartment operation, resident will immediately, upon notice from the management, remove the pet(s) from the premises or vacate the apartments.
- Any failure to comply with the terms and conditions hereof shall constitute an event of default under the Apartment Lease Agreement and Owner shall have the right to exercise all remedies contained in said Apartment Lease Agreement and the laws of the State of Indiana, including but not limited to terminating Resident’s rights of occupancy.
- Any damage caused by the pet(s) are the responsibility of Lessee. Lessor may charge costs of damage repair to the security deposit with any costs in excess of the security deposit to be billed to Lessee which Lessee agrees to pay. Resident should also make sure that the required personal liability insurance that Resident obtains upon lease execution also covers any damages, claims or liability resulting from Resident’s pet.