10 Jul 14
Renters are sometimes faced with issues when finding a suitable place if they have furry members in the family. This is because some investment property owners are apprehensive about having pets in their property and sometimes this feeling has been brought about by a negative experience.
Sometimes pets can cause damage to houses and yards. Sadly, this is because not all pet owners do the right thing and fix the issues caused by their pets or ensure that their pets don’t cause mess or damage to the property. But where does this leave the pet owners who do the right thing?
It would be fair to say that not all pet owners should be ‘punished’ for the ones who don’t do the right thing and the good news is there are still rental owners out there willing to give pet owners a chance. Alongside giving the pet owners a chance, this can also bring advantages to the property owner too.
If it’s not stated, ask
Often the rental listings that we have at All Residential Real Estate will state whether or not pets are allowed. However, if it does not state this it doesn’t mean they won’t be. Don’t be afraid to ask. Naturally the owner first has to consider by-laws if the property is a unit but it never hurts to open a discussion.
If you are able to provide references from previous property managers for your responsible pet ownership, then you have a good chance of being successful provided the home owner is not entirely opposed to pets. You may even like to consider offering a higher rent to compensate.
Pet owners are reliable
A savvy rental property owner will know that pet owners are generally quite reliable. It is no small feat to take care of a pet and it requires a certain level of responsibility. Tie this in with the fact that it can be hard to find rentals that accept pets and you have a stable, long term tenant.
At All Residential Real Estate we offer an outstanding property management service across the Illawarra. We check all applicants thoroughly and then recommend the most suitable candidates to the property owner, who can select the tenant they prefer. If a pet is involved, the Tenancy Agreement will include a detailed formal Pet Agreement that clearly specifies the requirements and special conditions associated with that pet. This ensures that both the tenants and the property owners are fully informed and satisfied with the agreement in place and that all parties adhere to the terms.
If you are a prospective tenant with a pet or a homeowner who would like to discuss getting reliable tenants into your rental then visit us online at http://allresidentialrealestate.com.au/ and learn more about our services today.