Don’t Make These Mistakes with your Rental Property’s Pet Policy in Arlington
It’s not always easy to know what the proper protocol is surrounding pets when it comes to your rental property in Arlington. Don’t make these mistakes when advertising for tenants or collecting the security deposit!
- Don’t say service animals aren’t allowed. You’re legally required to accommodate service animals under the Fair Housing Act (FHA).
- Don’t neglect to collect a pet fee. This should be collected along with the security deposit to repair any damage the animals may cause during their stay.
- Don’t forget to specify types of animals. You may choose to allow only dogs, or only cats, or only small pets such as rabbits and birds. It’s up to you, or you may allow all!
Whether or not you choose to allow animals as a landlord in Arlington is up to you, just remember that service animals are always allowed!
Benefits of using Circle Property Management
- Tenant Screening
- Tenant Security Deposits
- Monthly Reporting
- Online Owner Portal
- Property Inspections
- Maintenance & Repairs
- Regular Communication
- Lease Preparation
- Tax Forms
- Electronic Payments
- Online Tenant Portal
- Maintenance Specials
- Rent Increases
What We Do As Your Arlington Property Manager
We handle all your accounting as well as records for your property repairs. We supply your financial reporting documents with one easy report to simplify your tax filing. Our easy to use portal is always available to review your account 24/7.
As your manager we will work hard to preserve your maintenance dollars. We triage every incoming-call to validate the need for service and offer solutions to your tenants so they can make simple repairs on their own. With our soft-touch maintenance reminder program we improve property performance. We use licensed and insured contractors with long term contracts for best pricing.
We market your property through the MLS and all major web portals. (over 120 websites) We take calls; show your property to perspective tenants and accurately screen your tenants prior to the preparation of the Lease.
Tenant relations is one of our strengths, we use proprietary software to softly touch your tenants with maintenance reminders, important seasonal reminders as well as tips to keep your property in optimal condition. We also handle all the coordination for repairs and property showings.
As a licensed real estate broker you can be assured we will properly execute the Lease documents associated with you account. We comply with state and local regulations and perform all the necessary inspections and addendum's.
As you manager we will enforce the Lease, collect the rent and tackle any challenges to payments or maintenance of your property. In the unlikely event of an eviction, we process the eviction through the courts.
Services Provided by Circle Property Management
- Condominium Management
- Townhouse Management
- Full Service Leasing & Tenant Placement
- Light Commercial Management
- Single Family Home Management
- Quarterly Maintenance Specials
- Tenant Screening with Background Checks
- CAM Fee oversight & Management
Arlington Area Information
The area that now constitutes Arlington County was originally part of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia. Land grants from the British monarch were awarded to prominent Englishmen in exchange for political favors and efforts at development. One of the grantees was Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron whose lends his name to both Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The name Arlington comes from Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington whose name had been applied to a plantation along the Potomac River. George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of First Lady Martha Washington, acquired this land in 1802. The estate was eventually passed down to Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of General Robert E. Lee. The property later became Arlington National Cemetery during the American Civil War, and now lends its name to present-day Arlington County.
The area that now contains Arlington County was ceded to the new United States federal government by the Commonwealth of Virginia. With the passage of the Residence Act in 1790, Congress approved a new permanent capital to be located on the Potomac River, the exact area to be selected by President George Washington. The Residence Act originally only allowed the President to select a location within Maryland as far east as what is now the Anacostia River. However, President Washington shifted the federal territory's borders to the southeast in order to include the pre-existing city of Alexandria at the District's southern tip. In 1791, Congress amended the Residence Act to approve the new site, including the territory ceded by Virginia. However, this amendment to the Residence Act specifically prohibited the "erection of the public buildings otherwise than on the Maryland side of the River Potomac." As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the initial shape of the federal district was a square, measuring 10 miles on each side, totaling 100 square miles. During 1791–92, Andrew Ellicott and several assistants placed boundary stones at every mile point. Fourteen of these markers were in Virginia and many of the stones are still standing.
When Congress arrived in the new capital, they passed the Organic Act of 1801 to officially organize the District of Columbia and placed the entire federal territory, including the cities of Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, under the exclusive control of Congress. Further, the unincorporated territory within the District was organized into two counties: the County of Washington to the east of the Potomac and the County of Alexandria to the west. It included all of the present Arlington County, plus part of what is now the independent city of Alexandria, Virginia. This Act formally established the borders of the area that would eventually become Arlington but the citizens located in the District were no longer considered residents of Maryland or Virginia, thus ending their representation in Congress.
Source From Wikipedia
Areas We Serve
- Northern Virginia
- Alexandria City
- Falls Church
- Fairfax City
- Great Falls
- Loudoun County
- Prince William County
- Washington DC