Renting with a pet
Can I rent with a pet?
Yes, renting with a pet is possible but is subject to landlord approval. Agents and landlords understand that pets are a special and important part of many people’s lives.
Some landlords may request a greater bond (usually 5 weeks of rent) as further security against potential damage your pet may cause.
Multiple pets are ok, just remember honesty is always the best policy. Be upfront with the agent when applying. If you approach the start of your tenancy with an honest and open approach, it will make it easier in the longer term (no hiding pets during routine inspections).
Tip: a ‘pet resume’ is a clever way of telling the agent and landlord about your beloved pet. Include details about how you look after them, exercise them etc.