Renting with pets
Renting with your furry friends isn't always easy. So we've put together some of our top tips to give you the best chance of success when you're applying for rental properties with your pets.
Here's our top five tips:
1. Be honest
Be honest and upfront. Landlords appreciate tenants being straight up and may be open to the idea of a pet.
2. There's no such thing as too much information
Include as much information as possible in your application. What breed are they? How old? Do they have long or short hair? Do they stay home alone during the day? Where will they sleep? Do they bark?
3. Include references
Provide pet references if you can. These go a long way. You could get these from a previous property manager or landlord, your vet, doggy day care or trainer.
4. Offer to pay the full bond
Tenancy agreements can include a pet clause, outlining what will happen in the event of any damage. Landlords can also request the full four weeks bond.
5. If you don't ask, you don't get...
It doesn't hurt to ask. Even if the ad says no pets, it's worth seeing if an exception can be made.