This is a collaborative post.
Having personally rented several different properties over the past 7 years, I know how difficult it can be to find the perfect home. From finding the ideal location to looking for something within your budget, you need to be sure you are finding a place that suits your needs.
One of the most difficult things my boyfriend and I have found when trying to find the perfect home is finding somewhere that will allow us to move in with our cat, Dexter.
Whilst it doesn’t cause much trouble, a lot of landlords and estate agencies will not allow you to have pets.
We’ve found it hard but luckily moving a number of times has allowed us to pick up a few tips and tricks.
With that in mind, here are 5 top tips for finding a property that will allow you to rent with pets:
Check The Listings For Information
When you’re looking for your new property, make sure you’re reading all of the information that is available to you before you book a viewing. Most of the time, you will find that listings will include whether or not you can move in with a pet.
If not, you know not to waste your time viewing the property.
Call Up The Estate Agents To Ask
If you can’t find the information you need, try calling the estate agents to ask whether or not the landlord will allow pets. Sometimes, you will find than an estate agent will be willing to talk to the landlord about the options available to them when it comes to pets. Whether it’s a landlord’s insurance policy or an increased deposit, they have plenty of options.
Consider Choosing A Private Landlord
If you can’t find a landlord or landlady that will allow you to have pets, you might want to consider choosing a private landlord. Although you can’t guarantee that they will allow you to have pets, you will often find that they’re a little more lenient. If you’re having trouble finding private landlords in your area, you can visit this site here.
Opt For Properties That Are 10+ Years Old
Although it is not guaranteed, choosing a property that is a little older might help when it comes to allowing pets. Often you will find new build properties are much less lenient.
Offer A Higher Security Deposit
Finally, if you’re struggling to find a landlord or landlady that will allow you to bring your pet with you to your new home, why not try offering a higher security deposit? If you can promise you’re going to return the home to its original state once you leave – including cleaning the carpets – you may find it much easier to find a place to rent. If you don’t restore the damages, they will be able to use the extra deposit you have paid.
Are you looking to rent a new home with a pet? What can you do to ensure you’re finding the perfect place for you?