Pet policy Overview

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Pet Policy Overview

The following is an overview of the pet policy for Will Rose Apartments; complete guidelines will be furnished alongside lease agreements.

  • Any tenant or applicant who wishes to keep a pet shall inform management.
  • Common household pets shall include domesticated dogs, cats, fish, birds, and turtles kept for pleasure.
  • No tenant shall have more than two cats or dogs.
  • The size & breed of pets may be limited; owners must be able to maintain control over their pets at all times.
  • All cats & dogs must be spayed or neutered when medically possible.
  • Cats & dogs must be leashed when outside the owner’s apartment.
  • Tenant shall keep the unit and its patios, if any, clean and free of pet odors, feces, urine, waste, litter and insect infestation.
  • Restrain and prevent the pet from gnawing, chewing, scratching or otherwise defacing the doors, walls, windows and floor coverings of the unit, other units and the common area, buildings, landscaping, and shrubs.
  • Immediately remove, clean up, & appropriately dispose of any pet feces, waste, and litter deposited by the tenant’s pet on the common grounds, shrubs, flower beds, sidewalks, accessways, parking lots, and streets of the development.

Restrictions Overview

  • Cats and dogs will wear an identification collar at all times.
  • The pet shall be maintained and properly licensed and inoculated as required by local, county, or state statute, ordinance, or health code.
  • Pets of vicious or dangerous disposition shall not be permitted.
  • A pet will not be permitted to disturb the health, safety, rights, comfort or peaceful and quiet enjoyment of other tenants.
  • Pet owners shall be liable for damage caused by their pets.
  • It is strongly suggested that pet owners obtain liability insurance.
  • Will Rose requires a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $300.
  • Will Rose information and pet policies may be updated annually.

Rental Criteria

One Adult – Gross income must meet or exceed 3 times the apartment rental rate. Roommates – The combined gross income must meet or exceed 3 times the apartment rental rate. If you are self-employed or retired, you must provide your most recent tax filing or consecutive bank statements from the past six (6) months to verify your income.

Your credit score must meet or exceed six hundred fifty (650). You will automatically be denied rental if any monies are owed to a previous landlord or management company. If you owned a home and it has been foreclosed upon, you will be denied rental. If you have been sued in an attempt to obtain a monetary judgment against you within the last five (5) years you will be denied rental. If you have a monetary judgment against you that is older than five (5) years you must have legally satisfied that judgment or you will be denied rental.

A verifiable history of apartment rental or mortgage payments. If there is no verifiable housing and you are a first-time renter, a Guarantor will be required, along with a security deposit of one (1) month’s rent. Any previous eviction judgment is an automatic basis for rejection of an application. Any negative reference from a prior landlord will cause you to be denied rental.

Maximum limits are as follows:

  • Studio: 2 individuals maximum
  • 1 Bedroom: 2 individuals maximum
  • 2 Bedroom: Not to exceed 4 individuals with no more than 3 unrelated adults
  • 3 Bedroom: Not to exceed 6 individuals with no more than 3 unrelated adults o
    • Children under the age of 2 are not included in the calculation


Should an applicant not qualify in terms of credit history, the applicant, at the discretion of the landlord, may have the lease guaranteed by another party. Guarantor(s) must meet or exceed the rental criteria as stated above.

Each Guarantor must provide sufficient income verification equal to three (3) times the amount of the rent to guarantee the apartment rental.

If applicant has been convicted of illegally manufacturing or distributing a controlled substance as defined in sec. 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) their application will be denied.

If applicant is subject to a state lifetime sex offender registration program their application will be denied.

If applicant has not been otherwise disqualified based on the above factors, and the applicant has been convicted of a felony or released from custody or supervision for a felony conviction, whichever occurred later, within the last five (5) years, or a misdemeanor within the last two (2) years, and the crime shows a demonstrable risk to tenant safety and/or property, their application may be denied after consideration of the nature and severity of the crime, the applicant’s age at the time of the conduct, and the amount of time that has passed since the criminal conduct occurred. Other factors may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicant shall provide any mitigating information or documentation that he or she would like to be considered regarding any criminal convictions.

*If management is unable to verify any information on your rental application, including but not limited to your prior rental history and employment, you will be denied rental. If you misrepresent your application information, you will be denied rental.

Date Started Using: July 6, 2023