We are members of the Dogs Trust Lets with Pets scheme which encourages landlords to rent to pet owners and provides a raft of advice to both pet and property owners.
We ask all our landlords if they would consider accepting pets and our team are always on hand to talk through any questions or concerns landlords may have about accepting pet owning tenants. We question all prospective tenants to ensure that only responsible pet owners are shown your property. We will also ensure the tenancy agreement includes a relevant pet policy clause to protect you against any extra wear and tear.
Why pet friendly lettings?
Put simply, letting your property to pet owners can help you maximise your rental returns. You will open yourself up to a far larger proportion of the market and because it is so difficult to find pet-friendly properties, tenants with pets tend to be very responsible and often stay longer.
Things to consider when renting to pet owners:
- Speak to prospective tenants about their pet before you decide to accept them. You can ask for a pet “reference” from their previous landlord or vet.
- Ask to meet the pet
- If your property is leasehold, check your lease allows pets in the property
- Decide in advance what type of pet and how many you’re willing to allow
- Ask for a higher deposit or a “pet payment” if you’re concerned about damage to the property
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