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.