A pet additive authorizes the tenant to have pets on the rented property. It requires the tenant to be responsible for his pet, which requires that he keep his animals under control, that he does not cause excessive disturbances on the land and that the owner of the animal be responsible for the property damage caused by the pets. The landlord can pay a tax or deposit that the tenant must pay, which is not refundable (a single tax) or refundable (such as a deposit). In addition, the owner determines the amount, type and size of pets that the tenant may have. This document is legally binding and both parties must therefore respect the details of this written agreement. Step 2 – Enter the date of the addendum Pet contract followed by the date of the lease, the name of the tenant and the landlord. Step 3 – Write down the number and type of animals the tenant may have. Then write down the number of pounds a pet can weigh. If the landlord wishes to charge a tax or security deposit for the tenant who owns pets, he must enter the dollar amount of that tax/down payment and indicate whether he can be reimbursed or not.
We had a “SAMPLE” form at our disposal so that members of the public could see what the form looked like, but unfortunately we received a letter “CEASE AND DESIST ALL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT” from the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The “SAMPLE” form we had was strongly marked with two copyright logos and a rather large “SAMPLE” watermark on each page, but this was not acceptable to the association. Step 5 – At the bottom of the first page and at the top of the second page, one (1) or two (2) tenants and one (1) or two (2) owners must provide: TAR 2004 Pet Agreement is designed as a complement to ART 2001 if the tenant must keep a pet on the ground. In accordance with the provisions of the Texas Association of REALTORS ® (TAR) End User License Agreement (EULA), any announcement of TAR forms on a website must be behind a firewall or similar filtering software (username and password protection). The denunciation of ART forms without this protection constitutes a violation of the AEUM. The use of watermarks via TAR forms instead of a “firewall or similar filtering software” does not meet the requirements of the EBA. Permission to use TAR forms is limited to real estate transactions in which you (REALTORS®) represent a portion or in your personal real estate activity. Therefore, even if THE TAR forms have been removed from the publicly accessible areas of a website, TAR forms should not be assigned to members of the public who are not your clients (REALTORS®) or who are not involved in a real estate transaction in which you represent a party.
In part, the Board.C.A. states: “… You have the right to use Blank Forms for real estate transactions in which you represent a party and/or in your personal real estate activity. You also have the right to make Blank Forms available to your clients or parties to a real estate transaction in which you represent a party. However, on the website, The Extranet or a similar website of your or your real estate company located behind a firewall or similar filtering software, you ensure that none of the empty forms are accessible to members of the public who are not your customers or who are not involved in a real estate transaction in which you represent a party, but use a single resource locator (“URL”) without any additional security features, such as the password.B.