Renting with Pets

High Demand from Tenants Renting with Pets

There aren't many pet friendly landlords about, so those that choose to accept tenants renting with pets are reaping the benefits of being in high demand.

Tenants with pets aren't going to get rid of their pets to move into your property no matter how nice it is. They are going to look for a landlord who permits tenants renting with pets.

Not only will the tenant benefit from this but landlords can too. There's the first benefit of being in high demand and with that also comes the likely hood of smaller or no void periods. Tenants know they won't easily find another landlord willing to take fluffy the cat in as well as themselves so they could be willing to stay for longer.

Advice for Landlords with Tenants Renting with Pets

Some considerations landlords should take however, when it comes to renting property to tenants with pets, includes the type, breed, size and age of the animal before accepting the offer to make sure it is suitable for the size of property. A puppy toilet training and teething may not be the ideal tenant…

The major worries for landlords when it comes to accepting pets is the damage that could be caused. This can be addressed in a number of ways; a larger deposit can be taken at the start of the tenancy, a non-refundable pet payment is recommended by ARLA to cover cleaning costs and clauses can be added into the tenancy agreement stating that the pet cannot cause nuisance to neighbours and that any damage caused should be repaired and paid for by the tenant.

 

Walton Robinson
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