Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
More than half of the population in the UK has a pet, yet many landlords are understandably hesitant to allow them in their rental properties. Most of these concerns focus around the risk of damage to carpets and other fixtures and fittings and additional work that might be required before re-leasing a property after a pet owner has vacated.
Becoming pet friendly
There are advantages to allowing tenants with pets. Most pet owners find it difficult to secure a pet friendly rental so when they do, they often stay for a longer period, preventing voids in your property.
Pet owners may also be willing to pay a bit more to take into account the extra house guest and to sign up to additional conditions to ensure any damage is rectified or extra cleaning undertaken before they leave.
Putting your fears at rest
There are a few things that can help to ease your worries:
At FSS we have a lot of experience of managing pet friendly rental properties on behalf of landlords. If you are considering whether or not to allow pets in your property, talk to us about what to consider and how to make sure it works well for you. Contact us on 01423 501211.
Read more: Where to find a dog friendly rental property in Harrogate. Or pop into our dog friendly office where we always have a selection of yummy dog treats!