Before finding tenants for your property, you will have to decide if you wish to accommodate pets or not. Understandably, most landlords have in place a no pet’s policy due to worries about issues such as pet smells, pets not being properly trained , noise complaints and more serious issues such as damage to the property. As a landlord why would you risk it?
Firstly, It will open up the property to a much broader pool of potential tenants whom are more likely to stay within the tenancy for longer periods and make every effort to keep the property in good condition so that their tenancy agreement will be renewed. According to a recent survey by the Dogs Trust, 78% of pet owners have experienced difficulty finding accommodation which accepts pets. Another bonus to letting with a pet, if the pet is a dog it could provide a good form of security for the property.
Landlords who take suitable steps may find that letting to a tenants with Pets is a worthwhile option. Various ways Landlords can protect themselves include:
Ultimately it is far better to let your property to a good tenant with a good pet than a bad tenant with no pet.