Pets in rental properties: how to get it right

Are you or your clients turning away prospective Tenants because they have pets? 

Inventory dog1Many Landlords refuse to accept Tenants who have pets, but this could be excluding nearly half of all prospective Tenants with recent statistics* suggesting that 46% of the UK population are pet owners. With 36% of the UK population renting**, and this figure ever increasing as it becomes harder to become a property owner, this could be unnecessarily ruling out a large number of potentially good Tenants.

However, what is absolutely key to a successful Tenancy involving pets is to ensure that a pet clause or addendum is included within the Tenancy Agreement and the property has a comprehensive Inventory and is inspected on a regular basis. Continue reading

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