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  • Buy-to-Let

    Tenants with dog?

    I have a potential family with a 10 year old labrador as new tenants.

    I have just completed a refurbishment of the house including new carpets. Am I mad to entertain them. They are willing to pay 1yr in advance and pet insurance (an extra 50 pounds a monrh) and a good rental.

    They are relocating and my house fits the bill. Has anyone had good or bad experiences wirh pooches/pets
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    Initial thoughts are a 10 yr old Lab will not live much longer and should be fairly docile - though by same token could then be replaced with a puppy that chews everything.

    If they stay 5 yrs you get an extra £6000 to replace carpets - but not so good if they vacate after 12 months

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    Thank you I only want them to stay max 2 years which they know which is also their expectation.. They plan to buy. I meet with them Monday and Ill see what my gut feel is. Thank you for your advice which is really helpful.
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    My sisters got an old Collie cross. It's the first thing you smell when you walk in the house!

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    As has been said 10 is getting on. Incontinence may be an issue and so could future puppy replacement. Having said that the difficulty in renting with animals means tenants are likely to stay longer so less void, referencing etc costs.
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    Thank you. I did think of incontinence. They do not plan to stay long term as they are buying in the area ultimately.
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    You could ask if the dog is a bitch and spayed. If spayed incontinence is a high probability.
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    I had a pet services business for years so I felt hypocritical not allowing pets.  However dogs do smell and wear and tear on your property is greater. 

    I had a tenant stay for 19 years who kept cats and she didn't move because she couldn't get anywhere else that would allow cats. 

    I've just had a tenant leave one of my flats and I'm having to replace the entire flooring as her puppy and cat have ruined it.  She didn't tell me she had a cat and dog - it was the neighbours!! 

    At least your potential tenant is being upfront and honest so I would say that puts them in a very positive light.

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    Hi its being done via an agent who is aware of my concerns so I think they had no choice but to be upfront but thank you.
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    Mines was through an agent too.  They sneaked the dog and cat in after they had moved in.  The agents have to make appointments to view the flat & that gives the tenant time to hide the pets.  This happens a lot more than you would imagine.  Good luck.
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