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How to protect your property against pet-related damage

25 Aug 2017 murraybridge 0 Comment

Offering pet friendly accommodation can offer a number a benefits, such as reduced vacancy rates and increased rents, however many landlords are concerned about the damage a pet may cause. There are ways to protect against pet damage, they include:


Ask for pet references – Before allowing a pet at your property ask if they have references from previous landlords.


Only allow certain animals – Some properties aren’t large enough to accommodate larger animals, or may be more suitable for pets that stay outside. Ask about the animal’s temperament, size and breed to help establish whether they will be suitable to stay at the property.


Agree on a house-cleaning schedule – To keep the property free of pet odours it might be worth agreeing on a regular cleaning schedule with the tenant, at their cost. This will help keep hairs and stains at bay too.


Modify the property – Consider slight modifications to help make the property more pet friendly such as an enclosed backyard fence or tiles and floorboards in the property as opposed to carpet.


Check your landlord insurance – It’s always a good idea to check your insurance to ensure you’re covered in the event of any damage caused b

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