Committed to working closely with tenants who are looking to find a home for themselves and their pets
When you are looking for accommodation with your pet, there are a number of things you can do to make the search easier.
Give yourself plenty of time to find a pet-friendly property and begin searching at least 6-8 weeks before you need to move out of your current home.
They may be aware of landlords who would consider pets but are not marketing their property yet.
The more restrictive your search criteria is, the more difficult it will be for you to find a pet-friendly property. Try to be as flexible as possible on location and property type as this will increase your chances of finding somewhere for you and your pet to live
Provide us with as much information about your pet as you can. Include the contact details of your veterinary practice and someone who can care for your pet in an emergency. You could also include details of your pet's last vaccinations and any flea and worming treatments they have had.
By providing a reference from your previous landlord, you can show that your pet is well behaved and has caused no problems at your previous property.
Meeting your pet in advance may put the landlord's mind at ease.
A pet clause will be added to your tenancy agreement stating the type of animal and your pet's name to show that the landlord agrees to allow your pet to live in the property. This will prevent problems from arising in future.
When you are ready to move into your new home, think about what you can do to make moving day as stress free as possible. It is a good idea to ask a friend or relative to look after your pet for the day if you can.
Find out more in our Lets with Pets Landlords and Tenants booklet