The Big Question – do you allow tenants with pets?

22 Nov 2019 01:02 PM

It’s an emotive subject for landlords and tenants: pets in rental properties. 

Research has shown permission to keep pets is the number one perk a tenant would pay more rent for – ahead of benefits such as high-speed internet and parking spaces.

And last year Labour mooted plans that would force all landlords to accept pets. 

But with the Tenants’ Fees Act banning landlords from charging higher deposits for pet-friendly tenancies, many landlords are wary about allowing animals into their properties, due to the increased risk of damage and potential clean-up bills.

With this in mind the RLA is asking what you think? 

Do you allow tenants with pets – and if not, why not? 

And what do you think of plans to make pet-friendly tenancies compulsory? 

Let us know your thoughts for a new series in our members’ magazine: The Big Question.

Each edition we will look at a topical issue to find out more about your experiences with your tenants in your properties.

If you are interested in contributing to the feature please email sally.walmsley@rla.org.uk  , respond via our social media channels @RLA_News or the Residential Landlords Association Facebook page or use the comments section below.

We look forward to hearing from you.