Is it difficult to rent a house with pets??

Is it difficult to rent a house with pets??

This is absolutely true. For example, most of our letting properties do not accept pets. The reason that landlords aren’t keen on having pets in their property is because of the associated risks. In the hands of the wrong owner, pets can lead to a dirty environment, lingering smells, pests, and neighbour complaints.
To rent a property with a pet successfully, the tenant needs to show how you will prevent those risks by convincing the landlord that you are a responsible pet owner.

Prepare CV for your pets

You need a CV for job applications, your pets need a CV for rental applications as well. The CV includes your pet’s age, breed, behavior, training, vaccinations, treatment records, and its veterinarian and/or previous owner’s recommendation letter, etc. This will help to paint a picture of what your pets will be like in the property. If you can, try to prepare a short video to introduce your pets to your landlord. The aim of the video is to show that your pets are well-trained and unlikely to have any damage to the property. The more information the landlord has, the more likely they are to accept your pet.

Pet Deposit in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

On top of your tenancy deposit, landlords can request an additional pet deposit to cover themselves against any potential damage caused by the pet at the end of the tenancy. Like your tenancy deposit, it should be returned to you at the end of your tenancy if no damage has occurred and should also be protected in a tenancy deposit scheme.

Pet Deposit in England

Landlords in England cannot request a higher tenancy deposit for renting with a pet. Deposits are capped in England since the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act in 2019, instead, landlords can charge you extra rent for having a pet or ask you to have pet damage insurance.

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