PRI­VATE REN­TALS

If you’re looking to rent pri­vately with your pet, char­ity Dogs Trust runs a web­site that’s chock-full of ad­vice. Here are 10 top tips:

Real People - - CONTENTS - For more in­for­ma­tion, as well as a list of pet­friendly let­ters, visit letswith­pets.org.uk

1

Don’t leave house-hunt­ing un­til the last minute.

2

Be flex­i­ble on where you’ll live, in or­der to in­crease your chances.

3

Write a CV for your pet. Pro­vide your prospec­tive land­lord with as much in­for­ma­tion as you can. In­clude the con­tact de­tails of your ve­teri­nary prac­tice and some­one who can care for your pet in an emer­gency.

4

Pro­vide ref­er­ences from pre­vi­ous land­lords to show your pet is well-be­haved.

5

In­tro­duce your pet to your land­lord.

6

Of­fer to pay a higher de­posit, to re­as­sure your land­lord that you’ll cover any dam­age.

7

Ar­range to have the prop­erty pro­fes­sion­ally cleaned when you move out.

8

If your land­lord has given you per­mis­sion to keep a pet, get this in writ­ing.

9

Be hon­est! Don’t try to sneak your pet in with­out per­mis­sion, or you risk ter­mi­na­tion of your ten­ancy.

10

If you do find a place to rent, con­sider ask­ing friends to watch your pet on mov­ing day, to re­duce their stress.

Don’t try to smug­gle your pet in!

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