Pet friendly lettings

Pet Friendly

According to research by Dogs Trust, almost half of the UK population owns a pet. Yet it can be incredibly difficult for tenants to find places to rent that allow pets in London. As one of the best-established pet friendly letting agents in London, we specialise in matching pet owners with pet friendly flats and houses.

Pet friendly letting agents London
Pet friendly letting agents London

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.

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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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How much is my property worth?

As one of London’s few pet friendly letting agents, we ask all our landlords to consider pets and work with them to ensure they’re comfortable with pets in their properties. As a pet owner, you can improve your chances of finding a home by being prepared. If you can prove to landlords that you are a responsible owner of a well-behaved pet, you’re most of the way there.

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If you are relocating to London from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, we can help you get the best support for your pet while you move and while you settle into your new home.

Things to consider

  • Prepare a reference for your pet which we can send to prospective landlords
  • Introduce your dog or cat to the landlord to put their mind at ease
  • Offer to have the property professionally cleaned – we recommend this when leaving the property
  • Offer to pay a higher deposit to cover any extra cleaning costs
  • Get written permission – if you rent with us, we will ensure a pet clause is included in your tenancy agreement and that everyone is happy with the arrangement

arrow  Read our blog on helping your dog move home
arrow  Read our blog on helping your cat move home