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  • Deposit Protection

    Pet Deposits and amount?

    Social landlords for many yrs have specified no pets - though a number of tenants flout that ruling.

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    What about guide dogs and now assistance dogs, not renting to a tenant because of these could well land you in court for discrimination.

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    The beauty with these animals is that they are trained .

    I would think that they would not be left alone all day and beable to cause damage.

    Yes very needed animals indeed.

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    I would say you are better off increasing the rent for wear and tear. I bet if the pet caused damage such as scratching at the carpet you'd get told that that is what cats/kittens do and therefore not unreasonable damage. Far better to ask for a contribution to the extra wear and tear which can go towards repairs when they leave. Still a gamble as if they only stay 6 months you probably won't collect enough to cover a new carpet but people with pets are less likely to move as finding somewhere to rent is harder. Yes insist on full professional carpet clean when they leave too as if it's not done you'd be able to get that back from the deposit.

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    Hello, i work for an agency so i hope i can help as i get this all the time. reading through your comments i suspect the tenants are already living at the property with a deposit already registered. Officially you cannot touch their current deposit that is registered, however each scheme works differently and they may allow you to add extra to the deposit. What i would recommend is adding an additional clause to their tenancy agreement allowing them to have the kitten but on the basis during and after the tenancy they are fully responsible for the damage caused by the kitten and they must have a professional clean done at the end of the tenancy where flea treatment is used and a receipt must be provided as proof, otherwise the landlord has the right to deduct money from their deposit. This then covers you, as they would need to sign the new clause agreeing and if they then object, when it comes to disputing the deposit you have evidence thats been signed. The clean is always best as this will remove any fleas, cat hair or smells from the property for the next tenants. (some may have allergies)


    good luck! Smile

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