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Just now, SLopez said:

What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?

Check with your insurance provider. They may deny insurance with certain breeds of dogs.

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1 minute ago, SLopez said:

What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?

I love renting to people with dogs. I accept dogs “on approval” and charge extra rent and an increased security deposit. However, I do not rent to people with dogs banned by my insurance carrier.

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2 minutes ago, SLopez said:

What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?

I love renting to people with dogs. I accept dogs “on approval” and charge extra rent and an increased security deposit. However, I do not rent to people with dogs banned by my insurance carrier.

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1 minute ago, LynnSmith said:

I love renting to people with dogs. I accept dogs “on approval” and charge extra rent and an increased security deposit. However, I do not rent to people with dogs banned by my insurance carrier.

charging extra rent can be considered discrimination. It can be looked at like charging extra for little children. I believe that’s the comparable they used in court. My uncle was taken to court for this once, as the landlord, and lost. Really depends on the judge

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4 minutes ago, SLopez said:

What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?

An added thought -- 

Define “aggressive breed”

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Just now, Chris Bend said:

An added thought -- 

Define “aggressive breed”

with a quick google search, this is a list of aggressive breeds that a lot of insurance companies exclude. I need to contact my insurance and find out if all dogs are covered or not.

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6 minutes ago, SLopez said:

What are your thoughts on renting to tenants with "aggressive breed" dogs? Do you require proof of dog training? Insurance? Or is it not worth risking the liability?

I had tenant ‘s dog bite a kid in the face (friends of tenant that they invited over) cost me 3 years in court and finally settled for 200 thousand

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2 minutes ago, Chris Bend said:

An added thought -- 

Define “aggressive breed”

 

1 minute ago, LynnSmith said:

with a quick google search, this is a list of aggressive breeds that a lot of insurance companies exclude. I need to contact my insurance and find out if all dogs are covered or not.

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 I asked the question cause you’re walking on thin ice with that one, i wouldn’t tell a perspective tenant a rejection had to do with a type of dog, for that matter I’ve seen a golden retriever, one of the most docile breeds known to man try to bite a kids head off, I’ve also known a pit bull that you that was soft as butter and would sooner give up its life than bite a soul.

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3 minutes ago, Chris Bend said:

An added thought -- 

Define “aggressive breed”

“Aggressive breeds”

The meanest dogs I’ve ever encountered were labs and chihuahuas. I don’t think those generally fall under what people define as aggressive. The sweetest baby was a pitbull/Bull mastiff mix. Probably on the list. I think the recommendations for insurance suggestions and personal preference goes a long way in this decision. The owner will make the world of a difference in the animals behavior as well, so I’d take that into account.

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