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Single lady looking for a property to rent that has gardens and allows dogs

Asked on Feb 11 2014, Renting in Church Stretton | Report content

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  • Hi Jane, It's a tough one at the moment, because most landlords won't advertise that they allow you to rent their property while owning a pet. This is because pets are seen as being high risk. They can damage the home and cause bills that the landlord needs to pick up, and with demand as high as it is at the moment in the rental sector many will be hoping they can find a tenant without looking at this demographic. However, you can still find one. One tactic you can employ is to just ask. If you find somewhere that you want to live, why not give them a call and see what they can do for you? For an extra chance of success, try offering an extra security deposit to cover the potential for any damage. Another tactic you can look at is to take a look at the website letswithpets ( This is a website run by the Dogs Trust that specifically helps you to find somewhere that will accept a tenant with a pet. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Feb 19 2014, Report content
  • Hi Jane. Further to Scott's note, another tactic is to offer to have the carpets (and possibly the whole house) professionally cleaned at the end of the tenancy. Generally landlords are concerned about the pet causing damage and dirtying the house. A higher deposit and professional clean may well minimise their concerns. The cost for a 2 bed would probably be less than £300.

    Answered on Mar 4 2014, Report content

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