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Why are No Pets Allowed

I have seen loads of property to let, but each time I mention I have a dog, they say 'no pets' allowed. Why is this and what can I do about it?

Asked on Jan 4 2018, Renting in Motherwell | Report content

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  • It really is mostly down to personal preference of the landlord. If a property has been newly renovated and they don't want to risk any damage. Something as simple as muddy paws can ruin a carpet but also lingering smells from little accidents can be almost impossible to get rid of when a tenant vacates. It all amounts to extra work and extra expense which some landlords just simply aren't willing to entertain. I have had a whole door frame chewed off by tenants dogs. I do not object to people having pets myself but as well as personal preference I also have a couple of properties that would not be suitable for pets. I have a coach-house that has a garden area but it has a public right of way through it and so can not be fenced off completely to make it secure for a dog. There are still plenty of options for people with pets. It's not about trying to get round the rule or convincing the landlord that they are wrong to have this restriction. Just keep looking and something suitable will come along. Good luck!

    Answered on Jan 5 2018, Report content
  • Hello - pets can often be seen as an extra risk. Most landlords require an extra deposit payment, which usually gets around the issue.

    Answered on Jan 6 2018, Report content

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