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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - SO­PHIE WILKINSON Hamp­ton Vale Peter­bor­ough

The oc­ca­sional prop­erty al­low­ing dogs is usu­ally in a state of dis­re­pair and not some­where we’d choose to live.

I AM writ­ing to re­quest that pri­vate land­lords in the Hamp­ton and Yax­ley ar­eas take a slightly more flex­i­ble ap­proach to tenants be­ing al­lowed to keep pets.

My part­ner and I cur­rently live in Hamp­ton Vale but, as I’d like to have my small dog liv­ing with me (who has had to live with my par­ents for the past nine months) we will have to move out as the land­lord will not al­low pets.

We have there­fore been look­ing at houses in the Hamp­ton and Yax­ley ar­eas, as I need to be near the A1 to com­mute to work, and made en­quiries on many of them, only to be told the land­lords would not even con­sider tak­ing on a ten­ant with a pet.

My dog doesn’t shed hair, is clean, house-trained and would not be in the house on her own for more than an hour.

She has never chewed or scratched any­thing and lived with me in the flat I used to own, which was im­mac­u­late. How­ever, de­spite of­fer­ing ex­tra de­posits and/or ex­tra pay­ments, we have been turned down over and over again.

The oc­ca­sional prop­erty al­low­ing dogs is usu­ally in a state of dis­re­pair and not some­where we’d choose to live.

We are good, re­li­able tenants and I am just ap­peal­ing to land­lords with prop­er­ties in good re­pair to let in ei­ther Hamp­ton or Yax­ley to con­sider pets on a case by case ba­sis and not just make a snap judg­ment.

As a pre­vi­ous land­lord my­self, I do un­der­stand the reser­va­tions but please open your mind to con­sid­er­ing tenants with one small pet.

Please see http://www.letswith­pets.org.uk/about/ for in­for­ma­tion on let­ting to tenants with pets.

Please get in touch if you are a land­lord or let­ting agent and think you might be pre­pared to con­sider let­ting to good tenants with a pet.

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