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Pets and renting a property

I'm considering purchasing a rabbit in the near future, but was wondering whether or not this would be wise as I may be looking to rent a property in Birmingham next year. Please could you give me an estimate of how many Landlords allow this type of pet in their properties? Many thanks

Asked on Nov 22 2013, Renting in Birmingham | Report content

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  • Hi amy, Renting with a pet can be quite difficult because of the fact landlords are worried about potential for damage to their home, their earnings and their ability to let their property again without having extensive cleaning or repairs done. However, it's not impossible to do so. There are sites such as Lets with Pets which list a range of different letting agents in different areas that will have landlords who allow you to rent their property with a pet. Even aside from this, there are ways that you can get around having a pet in the property. For example, if you can put forward a large security deposit - usually twice the standard request - you will have a much better chance of the letting agent accepting your application. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Nov 28 2013, Report content
  • I am a Landlord and have been lenient for good homeowners who come with pets. If you are clean yourselves, then I tend to find you keep your animals clean and are responsible for any damage they may cause (dogs scratch outside doors, cats scratch inside walls). My property is unfurnished and I suppose this makes a difference. My advice is to approach the Landlord, if you have a favourite pet - if the Landlord likes you, they will take you, your family and fauna

    Answered on Dec 5 2013, Report content

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