Tips for Renting with Pets

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Happy pet day!

To celebrate our furry friends, we’ve got our five tips on how to find a rental property when you have pets.

  •  Have a pet reference

If you have a good relationship with your neighbour and they love your pet, ask them to provide a reference vouching for your pet’s behaviour. Having this reference is always a good start, especially if you live in a unit block.

  •  Create a personal pet profile

If you can provide a reference that has important details in your application, you’ll be ahead of the game. The reference can include:

  •         Your pet’s name
  •         A photo
  •         Their age
  •         If your pet is micro-chipped
  •         Whether your pet is desexed
  •         What training school your pet attended – if applicable
  •  Rental History

Obtaining a reference from your previous landlord or real estate agent is a great advantage. If your previous landlord or real estate agent can say your pet was a good tenant and didn’t damage the property, you’ll have a better chance of getting the property you’re applying for.

  •  The right space

When looking at properties, it’s best to think “is this the right space for me and my pet?”

Being in a new environment can sometimes be difficult for pets to adjust to, but having a space that doesn’t fit both you and your pet can make the adjustment period that much harder. 

Make sure when looking at a properties space that it has the appropriate size for your pet – having a Great Dane in a one-bedroom apartment may not be the most comfortable experience!

  •  Security is key

Having a lost pet is never a fun situation. It’s important to ensure the property is always secure when moving in with a pet.