What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? VA
As a landlord can I charge both a refundable and a nonrefundable pet deposit? My thinking behind this is that at the end of the lease I want to fumigate for any potential fleas/ticks/etc. even if I don't see any just to be on the safe side before another tenant moves in (just because you don't initially see them doesn't mean there aren't eggs waiting to hatch and I woudln't want to have any problems later on trying to get reimbursed - and this way I'd know for sure that there isn't anything lingering in the house before a new tenant moves in). I would like to charge a non-refundable pet deposit to cover the costs of fumigating ("fogging" the house) and a refundable pet deposit that would cover any actual damages to the home caused by the pet. Is this allowed in Virginia?