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Renting if you have pets

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Raumarik, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. Raumarik

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,786

    Anyone renting with a pet? We're thinking about flogging our flat and moving area but renting to get the feel for the town etc for 6 months. We have two cats though so I'm guessing it might be a problem.

    Would it just take a larger deposit usually? Quite happy to get the place professionally cleaned once we move and hopefully it won't be furnished.
     
  2. gavindo

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2004

    Posts: 369

    Location: Kent

    i rent and i find most places seem to not mind if you have a cat :)
     
  3. lbratch

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Jersey

    Did anybody else read it like that?
     
  4. VirtualAdept

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,385

    Location: North Devon

    Mate, I've got four cats and a dog... it was a bit of a struggle finding somewhere to begin with, but if you perhaps offer a bigger deposit, or agree to inspection after a month instead of three, you'll probably get somewhere
     
  5. Third Opinion

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,368

    Location: West Sussex

    Very difficult, considering a lot of landlords now are stating no children. To rent nowadays you are meant to be a professional couple, who don't cook, smoke, drink or spend much time in the property.
     
  6. Raumarik

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,786

    Cheers folks, might mean a bit of searching but I'll keep me fingers crossed!
     
  7. Third Opinion

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,368

    Location: West Sussex

    Try looking in private adds rather than letting agents. I remember when I tried to to rent my place out the letting agent said they wouldn't take it on if I allowed pets.
     
  8. MrMoonX

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 10,035

    they do try to say no children but good luck kicking you out if you have them anyway, you are guaranteed a human right to a family life and these are deemed unfair contracts thats why in the tenancy it says no children (unless landlords permission is gained which will not normally be withheld)