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    Frustrated, just a tad

    This morning I was let down by yet another letting agent, who informs me "the landlord doesn't accept pets" despite the fact I enquired about this several times with no answer to that said question, so I buy a coach ticket to view the property tomorrow, leaving my current place of existence at midnight tonight to the tune of £90.

    Has this happened to anyone else, so far I am counting 5 out of 5 for being let down, is this normal?

    This is costing me a fortune I cannot really afford

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    That is very frustrating Darius.  I would ask the letting agent to reimburse the cost of your coach ticket due to their poor communication!

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    On Reflection of what you've said, Having no answer doesn't mean it is a yes to accepting pets. Pets can be hard work in lettings because a landlord can never guarantee how well behaved a pet is. - EG, scratching, Tearing things apart, potential for tic's/ fleas infesting into the carpets, bringing dirt in off paws, using the inside as a toilet... There are too many risks for the landlord over the tenant. It could also put future tenants at risk who may be allergic to fur etc.

    Personally, I would have made sure that being a main question, was fully answered before persuing a viewing etc

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    I agree but it would of been nice to know before I booked a viewing last week and purchased the coach ticket, like before I had to ask to confirm the appointment 3 times and ask if pets were, the said landlord said no before I even informed the agent what they were, it's not like I will have a great white shark in the bath

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    I went up to Liverpool for the second time from london this past weekend hoping to view a property I had booked in for 3 weeks in advance. I get a call 2 hours before my viewing (yesterday 11am) telling me the properties have been rented out via air BnB and I am unable to view it once again!

    I made use of my day up in Liverpool anyways and managed to find the agency that actually manage the property I intended to view and got some useful information and maybe even a direct contact through to the landlord himself! So hopefully not a completely wasted trip!

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    Next time, wait for an answer on pets before travelling to the viewing.

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    It is a frustrating industry I`m afraid   People are selfish and people let people down

    And because there are no penalty clauses and nothing paid up front trust is abused

    But sometimes its hard for either party to cover all angles before a viewing

    So if something is that  important that should be double checked before viewing

    Prospective tenants will let me down  and don`t show up when they say they will

    So its a two way street and we should perhaps put ourselves in each other shoes more

    5 out of 5  times to be let down is significant

    Here is my guilty secret ...

    I am happy to take pets but its their human owners I sometimes reject and I use their pet as an excuse 




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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com