Pet lovers love us
It’s official; we’re a nation of pet lovers. According to research carried out by Battersea Cats and Dogs home the demand for pet-friendly housing has surged by 120% in the past year. For many people, a house isn’t a home without a pet, that’s why we’re proud to call ourselves a pet-friendly letting agent.
Did you know that only 7% of rental properties listed on Zoopla were pet-friendly in 2021?
We understand that pets aren’t just companions; they’re like members of the family. For over 10 years we have been working with the Dogs Trust to promote Pet Friendly Lettings and always encourage our landlords that if managed properly a pet need not be a negative when considering a tenant.
One of the first things we ask prospective tenants when they are considering a property is whether or not they have a pet so that we are able to fully disclose the fact to our landlord when they make an offer. That’s why we’re excited to help support Battersea to champion the cause of pet-friendly living!
We have dogs so the fact that pet friendly properties can be easily picked out on the website from those which do not allow pets is great.Tenant, North Kensington
We can make a difference by advocating for more pet-friendly housing options and with the Renters’ Reform Bill making its way to Parliament. Sign the pledge to show your support for the Pet Friendly Properties campaign to ensure that more people can enjoy responsible pet ownership in rented accommodation – for the benefit of pets, tenants and landlords. Battersea have witnessed firsthand the heartbreak caused when individuals are forced to give up their pets due to housing issues. We’re on a mission to change this narrative and ensure that pet ownership remains a possibility for everyone regardless of where they live. Please sign the pledge here.
Pet-friendly lettings in Kensington, Notting Hill and North Kensington.
We know how tricky it can be to find a rental property in London that accepts pets. To make your search easier we advise our landlord clients on the advantages of doing so.
Why get pet-friendly?
The market for pet-friendly properties is booming, particularly in Kensington, Notting Hill and North Kensington. Advertising your property as pet-friendly can help you maximise rents and from experience, we’ve found that people with pets not only make responsible tenants, they often stay longer.
We’ve been a pet-friendly letting agent for years, so we know all the ins and outs. All prospective tenants are thoroughly vetted (forgive the pun) and our tenancy agreement covers you for any damage caused by pets.
First class service. I was kept constantly informed of progress by the team. Your market knowledge is excellent.Landlord, Notting Hill
Things for landlords to consider:
We guide you through the process of considering pet-friendly rentals and ensure that you are adequately protected contractually. We vet the prospective tenants’ pet and ask for references.
- Speak to prospective tenants about their pet and ask to meet it
- Ask for a ‘reference’ from their previous landlord or their vet
- If your property is leasehold, check your lease allows pets
- Decide what types of pet and how many you’re willing to allow.
If you’ve never considered letting your property to a tenant with a pet, our experienced lettings team will answer any questions.
Things for tenants to consider:
We will guide you on the properties that will most suit you and your pet and provide you with tips on how to secure references that will give comfort to your prospective landlord.
- Ask your previous landlord and vet to write a reference for your pet
- Introduce your pet to the landlord to put their mind at ease
- Get permission in writing and make sure out-of-date ‘No Pets’ clauses are removed from your tenancy agreement.
Please get in touch for any more information.