Pet Friendly Rentals
Should you allow Pets - The Pros & Cons
If you as a landlord are comfortable with a tenant having pets in your property we think it is a big positive. We have found that Tenants struggle to find pet friendly rental properties so if you allowed pets you would find yourself at a competitive advantage. Due to pet owners finding it hard to rent somewhere that is pet friendly they tent to stay put and be very loyal when they do find something.
The cons of allowing a pet are not high as we will always get references and check previous rental history with the pet.
When allowing pets at your property there are conditions that do apply to the tenant which will put you at ease.
We always sign pet conditions with your tenant on their tenancy agreement. This obligates them in 4 ways:
- No additional pet may occupy the property without prior permission.
- The pet must be removed from the property if it becomes annoying or bothersome to neighbours (after reasonable warning has been given in writing).
- The tenant is responsible for any damage caused by their pet, and removed any rubbish or faeces deposited by the pet.
- A pet bond of $260.00 will be collected in the event that a fumigation treatment is required at the conclusion of the tenancy.
We also record the details of the pet on the lease agreement, which is then signed by the tenant