I want to be a tenant- but I have a pet

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    #31
    Why don't you just ask permission? The Landlord might give it.

    I personally would not be happy with dogs in my house (they all smell), esppecially a bull terrier as they could be dangerous to others.

    However, I may still give permission under certasin circumstances.

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      #32
      WHY DO PEOPLE JUDGE DOGS BECAUSE OF A BREED,Hes the most kindest affectionate dog ever.!!!!

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        #33
        Love Choices Response.exactly Thanks Choices,hes Known By To Previous Landlords Who Love Him,so Ill See.let You Know.

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          #34
          All dogs smell regardless of pedigree. Poor argument.

          ANY dog may have a bad day and have an "occasional "accident. - Again Poor argument

          Maybe, you're previous LL's could give you, AND your dog, references in this respect but isn't guaranteed to overcome an individual Landlord's hesitation or misgivings.

          I think the breed would also be relevant to a LL when making such a decision. i.e. Rottwieller/ German Shepherd as opposed to Yorkshire Terrier / Lhasa Apso (who by the way hardly moult and their relatives the Schitz Zu don't moult at all)

          Sorry I can't be more helpful - I'm a tenant with pets - all i'm trying to do is see it from a LL's perspective, note their objections and see if you can overcome those objections ...


          Originally posted by POLO View Post
          my dog goes all day ,doesnt smell cos hes pedigree and is extremely well house trained and have rented twice before where they have allowed him.i just dont have a house at the moment and dont want to be turned away.
          Any information or opinion given in this post is based only on my personal experience, what I have learned from this, other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person. E&OE

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            #35
            Why don't you just ask???? Where people have asked me I've generally agreed (if I'm ok with the size of the animal in relation to the size of the property), I normally ask for a little bit of an extra deposit for the animal in case they damage the carpet or something.

            The only time I've been against the pet is where the tenant a) didn't tell me in the beginning b)hasn't been paying the rent c)been generally diasagreeable.
            Petillant

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              #36
              I CANT AFFORD NOT TO HAVE A HOUSE.BUT I'll have to take the risk.

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                #37
                Pets OK

                Not all dogs smell, if looked after properly. Dogs are dogs regardless of the breed. FACT.
                Having worked with dogs for the last 30 years, I can honestly state that usually it is down to the owner if the dog smells/chews furniture/barks all day long/bites people/digs holes in gardens etc. If you are honest with the landlord about your dogs behaviour patterns and temperment (all good owners want the best for their dog/s)they will normally be ok. Have rented many times, most I have had are 3 of medium size - ALL rescue dogs with past problems, never have I had a problem with the landlord, similar to many tenants I have met with pets.
                The only problem I have come across are people who do not like dogs/cats and tar all with the same brush.
                The same landlords will not usually agree to having children in the property either.
                To all the pet hating landlords, it is your choice of course, however, there are many many potential tenants with well-behaved animals so you would never experience a void period, ever.

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                  #38
                  Sorry if the previous post seems harsh. Many dogs/cats are well-behaved.
                  Many pets can and are looked after very well. Many pet owning tenants are well aware how difficult it is to find premises where pets welcome, there are fewer bad pet owning tenants than good.
                  Many pet owning tenants are in for a long term tenancy.
                  Most pet owning tenants make more effort to be a good tenant. We would appreciate an open-minded landlord, ideally who has pets themselves. Yes, pets sometimes have an upset tummy and accidents occur, this is easily cleared up, no long lingering smells, when tenancy over, most tenants would be happy to pay for the carpets to be professionally cleaned, and house returned spotless, remember most would prefer to have a good reference for future use.

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                    #39
                    You're right Choices, all landlords work to their own criteria which doesn't always suit potential tenants. One previous tenant of mine had a dog - lovely dog, no doggy smells and no problem with her having it. However, my last tenant had no pets but was a smoker (burnt the carpet) and despite having to completely redecorate due to yellow walls and clean all the carpets and curtains, I can still smell the smoke. That, I personally find offensive

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                      #40
                      Thanks,well i asked the situation about dogs and he said the owner doesnt accept cats or dogs but doesnt mind people visting with them.I suppose they say that so thay are never left.So i didnt have the guts to say.my partner will have to go out with him when thay come to do the inspections.Thay cant enter on there own accord can they without are permission?.What should i do ????If i come clean im scared they will want us to move and i dont have the money for another property.:confused

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by POLO
                        What should i do ????
                        Find a landlord who will allow you to keep a dog.

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                          #42
                          ITS NOT THAT EASY WHEN YOU HAVENT A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD!!!!

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                            #43
                            I generally say no pets, but have allowed them when approached by tenants so long as the pet was suited to the particular property.

                            However, if a tenant sneaked one in I would question what else he/she might be hiding. I really think you'd be far better off just asking the question rather than spend the next 6 months worrying about it.

                            Good luck anyway.

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                              #44
                              ive asked but just said no cats or dogs staying but can visit?im just scared of losing the property as its with a agent.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by POLO View Post
                                ive asked but just said no cats or dogs staying but can visit?im just scared of losing the property as its with a agent.
                                Is is not possible to speak to the LL directly or are the agents not offering to give you his name and address? If you can speak to the LL and show him your dog and that the dog is well trained e.g. sit on command, go down on command, recall on command, heal on command and go to his bed on command, the LL might relent. I probably would, especially if it was a ground floor flat and no chance of other tenants in other flats being disturbed.

                                The problem with sneaking him in, after you have agreed not to have a pet, may be construed at a minimum as a breach of contract, and at most, a misrepresentation to obtain goods which is more serious.
                                ASSUME NOTHING - QUESTION EVERYTHING!

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