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How can I rent with pets?

I'm looking for a place to rent but I have a cat. I have been contacting Agents and all said their properties were "No Pets", but I read that no contract can have a No Pet clause as it's consider unfair by Trading Standards and the landlord has to make the decision and give a reason. Can some body help me in what to do? I don't want just to take the cat to the RSPCA as if she was disposable.

Asked on Dec 8 2011, House Prices in Reading | Report content

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  • Try finding private landlords on gumtree, loot, local papers etc... Some agents specify no pets, although a lot of landlords would accept one well behaved pet. You could even try putting an ad in a paper yourself, looking for a place to rent. In that ad you can explain your situation:- one very well behaved pet, clean tenant, has references etc. Don’t give up your beloved pet if you can help it. Try the website I have added below to see if there are any properties to rent in your area. Best of luck.

    Web reference:

    Answered on Dec 8 2011, Report content
  • At Faron Sutaria we are a pet-friendly agency and proud members of Lets with Pets. With 8 offices across London we look forward to helping any pet owning tenants with their requirements

    Web reference: http://Faron Sutaria

    Answered on Mar 24 2015, Report content
  • Hi Brend, This is a problem in the UK that is becoming more often. There are solutions however and it's not hopeless. There are laws protecting you, such as the Animal Welfare Act 2006. There are 'Animal CV's' that you can also fill in that provide your potential landlord with as much information about your pet as you can, such as details of your veterinary practice and someone who can care for your pet in an emergency. There are also rental portals online that deal with animal friendly lettings. There are other steps you can take, I could go on for ever! Good luck, Jeff Djevdet.

    Answered on Jan 25 2016, Report content

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