CHARLESTON PROPERTY COMPANY

PET & ANIMAL POLICY

Each applicant must complete the pet verification/screening process. This is not only for pet and animal owners but also for applicants that DO NOT own a pet or animal. Any and all pets are required to be listed on the application. Please read our pet policy carefully, then click the link at the bottom of the page to begin the pet verification/screening process.

PET APPLICATION FEES

First pet : $20

All additional pets : $15 per pet

Certified service animals and emotional support animals : Free

No Pets or Animals

This is a required application process for anyone that does NOT own a pet or animal. There is no cost ($) to you for completing the application process.

Household Pets

This is a required application process for anyone that owns a household pet. This includes dogs and cats and might include pets that live in cages such as birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes or fish tanks (because of the contained water) so please ask your housing provider for clarification regarding these types of pets.

Assistance Animals

This process provides a HIPAA compliant and secure way of submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal (service animals, emotional support animals, companion animals, etc.) that will be reviewed by a third-party legal review team to ensure the accommodation request meets HUD’s Fair Housing Act guidelines. There is no cost ($0) to you to submit an accommodation request. Please make sure you are aware of your State’s laws, if any, for submitting a fraudulent accommodation request.

PETSCREENING AND THE FIDO SCORE

The cost of the monthly pet fee and non-refundable pet fee are determined by PetScreening's FIDO Score. The FIDO Score is based on each pet's breed*, age, weight, vaccination records, and behaviors. Completing all fields on the pet application is highly recommended in order to achieve the highest possible FIDO Score.

*PetScreening's proprietary algorithm calculates part of the FIDO Score based on general breed characteristics and behaviors as advised by veterinary professionals. Charleston Property Company cannot advise or predict which breeds will incur higher pet fee and non-refundable deposit without a completed pet application.

DOG BREEDS

Unless otherwise stated in the property listing description, we do not enforce any breed restrictions. As mentioned above, certain breeds may be subject to a higher pet fee and non-refundable pet deposit based on the FIDO Score.

PET FEES

Unless otherwise stated in the property listing description, pet fees are as follows

Monthly pet fee range : $25 - $45 per month, per pet

Non-refundable pet fee : $250 - $325 per pet

CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

If you are applying with a certified service animal or emotional support animal, please indicate "reasonable request for an assistance animal" when prompted on the pet application. Pet application fees, pet fee, and non-refundable pet fees are not applicable to certified service animals or emotional support animals.

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