Why we’re pet friendly
Britain is a nation of animal lovers – nearly half of us own a pet – yet many pet owners find it incredibly hard to find properties that are happy to accept their four-legged friends.
We launched our Pet Friendly Lets scheme to make it easier for pet owning tenants to find a home and ask all landlords to consider pets. We also check with vendors about whether or not their buildings are pet friendly. In turn our team is able to advise potential purchasers or tenants on which parks and communal gardens are dog-friendly, where the nearest vet is located and so on.
We are also able to recommend our local pet shops, dog walkers and pooch parlours. We clearly label pet friendly properties on our own website and the property portals such as Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla.
Landlord’s story – Deirdre Cordwell
“My tenants have a spaniel and when we met they were rather desperate as they had drawn so many blanks in their search for a home. All landlords should consider pets otherwise they are are missing out on a huge part of the market. My advice to fellow landlords? Don’t be frightened!
Meet the tenants and establish a relationship with them and meet the pet too before making a decision. As a landlord you will be asked whether you will consider pets more and more – it makes economic sense to consider it.”