Whenever one is looking for an accommodation for rent, he/she goes through a checklist to make sure that the accommodation is suitable and is exactly how you desired it to be. However, things take a slight turn when you are looking for a rental accommodation and also have a pet. Many house owners have a strict no pet’s policy. This makes it difficult to find the right kind of rental with your furry little friend. And things are more difficult if you pet happens to a dog that took a breed that is big and kind of ferocious for the world. Well, only you know how friendly your little friend is and it is a difficult task to make the house owners understand that. Here are some of the guidelines that you should follow if you are looking for a rental with your pets.
start your search early
If you are thinking that you will start the search for that perfect rental a week before moving from your current accommodation with a pet along with you, well you might want to reconsider that. It is better if you start searching for accommodation 6 to 8 weeks before you have to move out. This is because it is not easy to find an accommodation that allows pets and you will have to do an extensive search in this regard.
The more demands you put forward, the more hassle it will be to find that “perfect” accommodation. Keep in mind that you might not necessarily get the “perfect” place and will have to sacrifice on some of the things such as the location and property type. You have to be flexible and open to all options if you want to keep your pet with you in a new place.
Be willing to pay extra
An accommodation that allows you to keep your furry little companion will be a bit over budget than those that do not allow pets. Hence, you should know that you will have to pay a little extra amount.
Get it in writing
If you do not want any problems to arise in future then it is a good idea to add it in your tenancy agreement that the owner has allowed for your pet to stay in the house for as long as you want. This will make things more smooth and will not leave any room for any discrepancies.
Never ever try to sneak in your pet. This will lead to problem for you in future. Always be honest about your pet to your landlord and only sign a contract when the landlord agrees for you keep you’re pet in the house. If you try to sneak in your pet without letting the landlord know, it may lead to your tenancy agreement being terminated. Hence you have to be honest about your pet from the start and save yourself from any trouble that might arise afterwards.
With all of these tips in mind, hopefully you will have a smooth house hunt.