Pets are important members of the family.
Finding a home that ticks all the boxes and is pet friendly can be difficult. We’ve put together our five tips for how to find a rental property when you have pets.
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.
If you can provide a reference that has important details in your application, you’ll be ahead of the game. The reference can include:
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.
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 properties the space is the appropriate size for your pet – having a Great Dane in a one-bedroom apartment may not be the most comfortable experience!
Having a lost pet is never a fun situation. It’s important to ensure the property has secure fencing and gates before you move your pet into your new home.