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Expand rentals for pet owners


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 23, 2013

~~<p>Family pets are popular in Hawaii &mdash; and with an expected boom of apartment rentals in urban Honolulu, the time is right to make it easier for landlords to accept pets by mitigating concerns about pet damage in rentals.</p>
<p>It comes as no surprise, then, that animal lovers support a proposal that would allow a landlord to charge up to an extra month's worth of security deposit by a renter for one or more pets. The Legislature should enact the bill that would allow the extra amount, a move that stands to foster more housing options for prospective tenants with pets.</p>
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Family pets are popular in Hawaii — and with an expected boom of apartment rentals in urban Honolulu, the time is right to make it easier for landlords to accept pets by mitigating concerns about pet damage in rentals.

It comes as no surprise, then, that animal lovers support a proposal that would allow a landlord to charge up to an extra month's worth of security deposit by a renter for one or more pets. The Legislature should enact the bill that would allow the extra amount, a move that stands to foster more housing options for prospective tenants with pets. Login for more...



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