Yes, up to 3 cats and dogs are welcome with a $325 initial fee per pet (or deposit, depending on local laws) and $40 additional monthly pet rent for each pet as permitted by applicable law. Fees and service availability may vary by location or home. Pet fees and/or deposits and pet rent will be charged for dogs and cats only. Other animal types are welcome without a fee or pet rent subject to Invitation Homes’ animal restrictions.
Fees, deposits, pet rent, and additional insurance are not required for authorized service, assistance, or companion animals. As a safety precaution, Invitation Homes does not accept American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, or any dog that is a mix of these breeds – among other restricted breeds. For more information on restricted breeds, read our qualification requirements .
Restricted dog breeds include American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, and any dog that has a percentage or mix of any of those breeds. Any canines other than domestic dogs are not permitted, such as wolves, coyotes, dingoes, jackals, etc., along with any canine or wolf hybrids. For example, a Husky Wolf or Timber Wolf mix is not permitted.
Before you move in, you must notify us that you are bringing a service animal through our 3rd party pet screening and review process. Next, fill out the Invitation Homes Reasonable Accommodation/Modification Request Form and Disability Verification Form and take the Disability Verification Form to your healthcare provider to verify the statements at the end of the form. Invitation Homes may request additional information to evaluate the request.
We will send the Reasonable Accommodation/Modification Request Form to applicants who disclose their ownership of a service animal in their application.
Invitation Homes recommends residents use ResidentShield, our preferred renters insurance provider. Generally, dog bites are covered in a renters insurance policy. If your carrier excludes coverage for any dog at the residence, you must obtain a separate, stand-alone dog bite liability insurance policy with at least $100,000 in liability coverage for each excluded dog. Read more on our Renters insurance page.
The water pump is the most important aspect of your pool maintenance. Running the pump helps filter the water to expel dirt and debris. Be sure to let the pump run during the times set by your pool service provider, which typically averages 8 hours per day. Find out more about your pool service.
No, please promptly contact your local Invitation Homes maintenance team and they will address any issues. This includes the pool and any safety features, such as self-closing and self-latching gates. Find out more about your pool service.
Before the pool service provider arrives for maintenance on the scheduled day, please have these steps completed:
Leave your backyard and pool gates unlocked for the day of service.
Secure your pets for the day of service.
Make sure your pool is clear and free of all floatables, toys and debris.
Find out more about your pool service.
Weekly service is critical for the upkeep of a pool. It maintains proper chemical levels in the pool and helps prevent equipment malfunctions. Service visits are even vital during off-season months when scheduling may shift to a bi-weekly basis. Find out more about your pool service.
No, pools must be maintained by Invitation Homes trained professionals. Please promptly contact your local Invitation Homes maintenance team to resolve any pool-related issues. Please do the same for any safety features, such as self-closing and self-latching gates.
Walk, don’t run, when on the pool deck or surrounding patio areas to avoid falling and injury.
Use sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to avoid skin damage and burns.
Know the water depth before using the pool or jumping into the water. Do not dive into the pool.
Use a life jacket for anyone unable to swim confidently.
Find out more about your pool service.
Hot tubs should not be heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Check the temperature before entering the water.
Pregnant women and young children should not use the hot tub.
Consult a physician before using the hot tub if you have a history of heart disease, circulatory problems, diabetes, or blood pressure problems.
Find out more about your pool service.
Additional pool safety equipment, such as fences, gates, locks, alarms and drain covers, are provided for your safety. Please do not tamper with, modify or disable any of these items, and only use lifesaving equipment in case of emergency. Find out more about your pool service.
Immediately contact your local Invitation Homes team and we will address the issue. All pools must be enclosed by a secondary fence or backyard perimeter fence. Fences and gates need to remain closed at all times. They should not be propped open, nor should anything be leaned against them that may allow anyone to climb over. Find out more about your pool service.
Yes, all access points to the swimming pool should remain closed at all times. This is for the safety of everyone (especially children) who may be at an increased risk for pool-related accidents. Find out more about your pool service.
Yes, if you have an alarm, make sure it is working properly. If it’s not working, replace the batteries. If the alarm does not work after replacing batteries, please submit a service request through the maintenance portal. Find out more about your pool service.
Yes, it is critical to the health of the pool (including the pool equipment) that water be maintained at the midpoint of the pool skimmer basket inlet. This provides a pathway for water to flow to the filter where it is cleaned. Maintaining appropriate water levels is important to prevent your pool equipment from breaking down. Your pool service provider can also advise you on the appropriate water levels to maintain. Find out more about your pool service.
Yes, a pool vacuum makes it easier to clean the pool floor, by suctioning up the dirt that can collect at the bottom of the pool. Of course, this is not necessary if your pool is equipped with self-cleaning features. Find out more about your pool service.
Vacuum your pool at least once a week. Use the net skimmer and brush whenever there is noticeable debris floating in the water, and brush pool surfaces to help the filtration system filter out finer dust or algae particles. Find out more about your pool service.
There are several pros and cons to renting a home with a pool. Having a pool offers you more opportunities for fun during the warm months, but pools can also be more expensive. Please see our pools page.
To become a vendor with Invitation Homes, please visit the contact us page
to submit a form on the other inquiries drop-down menu. Select a location and the appropriate new vendor topic and include your information including company name, website, and type of business.
Our partners are expected to comply with industry-standard requirements including:
Proof of Insurance (General Liability, Commercial Auto, Umbrella and Worker’s Compensation)
Criminal & Sex Offender background check on Principal of company
Government watchlist review (OFAC, Money Laundering, and FBI & Terrorist watchlist)
State/County License(s) if applicable
Signed Vendor Agreement
Signed Vendor Code of Conduct
If applicable, share Supplier Diversity certification including, but not limited to Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”), Women Business Enterprise (“WBE”), and Service-Disabled Veteran (“SDV”)
Please note: We partner with 3rd party companies specializing in vendor compliance to make sure initial requirements are met and to track expiration dates (so everything stays current).
We’re the best at what we do, so we only want to partner with the best. Our Vendor Code of Conduct highlights our commitment to ethical business practices and regulatory compliance and reflects our core company values.
All vendor partners are responsible for educating their representatives to ensure they understand and comply with these important parts of our Code of Conduct:
Conflicts of interest
Ethical business practices
Associate background checks
Environmental health & safety
Labor & human rights
You can request rental verification by submitting a request through our Contact us page.
Invitation Homes sends out surveys at multiple points in the year to gather information to better serve our residents. Our vision is to continuously enhance our residents’ experience and gathering feedback on our work helps us do that.
You can find your payment history and account statements by logging into the Invitation Homes payment portal.