Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
There was a time when very few people who were looking to rent a property had pets but that has changed in recent years and here at FSS we have have noticed a significant rise in the number of tenants who are looking for cat and dog friendly rental properties in Harrogate.
Thankfully, we are also noticing that a lot of landlords are warming to the prospect of allowing tenants with pets. This is not always the case of course and there will be certain properties that landlords prefer to keep pet free and we fully respect and understand this.
If you are looking for a pet friendly rental property in Harrogate, whether you need a house or a flat to rent, your first step should be to come and talk to us. As Harrogate’s number one letting agent with one of the largest selections of rental properties in town and more than 1000 managed properties on our books at any one time we are the best place to start your search.
We also have a dog friendly office and plenty of dog biscuits for four-legged visitors which means you can bring your best friend with you when you call in.
We have built up excellent relationships with many of our landlords over the years and we know which ones are likely to negotiate on pets. Although many initially state no pets, this may be open to discussion if certain terms are met, for example if the tenant agrees to a full professional deep clean on leaving the property or a higher security bond. The length of tenancy is another bargaining factor and if a tenant is prepared to agree a long term let there may be more manoeuvrability.
It has to be said that no matter how willing a landlord may be, if the head lease of an apartment complex stats that pets are not allowed, there will be nothing the landlord can do to accommodate a tenant with a dog or cat.
The main piece of advice we can give is that if you’ve seen a property you like but it doesn’t allow pets, just call us and ask. We may be able to negotiate with the landlord for you. If it isn’t possible for that particular property, we can suggest others that might be suitable.
As well as having a huge selection of properties for rent in Harrogate, we have almost 30 staff based at our Raglan Street office and one of the biggest specialist residential lettings teams in town. We’re experts in the local property market and we’re here to help.
To enquire about pet friendly rentals call us on 01423 501211. We look forward to helping you find your next pet friendly rental property in Harrogate.