I don't think any landlord should be forced to allow tenants to keep pets ,it's their investment so their choice. Lol I think children do far more damage than pets ,I joke about it with my landlord all the time.
I didn't read any of the other posts, but yes, I do.
Of course it's personal choice and up to the landlord to decide, but I'd rent to people who had pets.
As part of the rental agreement I'd want to meet the animals. If the applicants were a bunch of filthy people with a troop of undersocialised and undesexed random dogs in tow, I'd say no.
If it's a nice person, or couple, with a well cared for dog or cat, yes, sure.
I don't see any issue with the owner not allowing pets. It's their home, it's up to them.
I think it is the owners choice, I rent and have been screwed over by landlords who said we could have pets then when we went to get the pets the owner refused.
Last edited by fairyflossfairy; 16-01-2012 at 14:21.
Each to their own but I wouldn’t allow pets in an investment property.
veggiemama that may be the case in victoria but not so in NSW.
For those in NSW - the Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations 2010 that came into effect as of January 2011 provides the landlord with the option not to allow pets.
The Regulations actually provide the standard form of a residential tenancy agreement which has a section called "Additional terms for pets". The landlord is able to stipulate yes or no and the actual pet they will allow in this agreement.
This also stipulates that the Bond cannot exceed no more then 4 weeks rent. Any additional bond that is stipulated because of pets cannot take the total over the 4 weeks rent. The NSW Dept of Fair Trading also states that tenants cannot be asked to pay additional bond because they have pets. Like LoveyDovey most landlords that allow pets take a higher rent which allows for a bigger bond to get around it.
The Act has no other mention of pets other than that the landlord may add an additional term to the agreement to stipulate that the carpets must be professionally cleaned at the end of the lease by the tenant if the landlord permits the tenant to keep an animal on the property.
BlissedOut in NSW the rental agreement requires a maximum number of tenants to be stipulated. It may be the same in QLD.
As a land lord, we have a general rule of no pets but it depends on the pet.
As a tenant, I was pretty sad to have to find a temp home for my boys & had to rehome one of them to my parents house. We proved our selves as good tenants than asked if our boys could move in.
It honestly depends on the size of the pet, I'm not going to let someone have a horse on a 300sq block.
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