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Renting With Pets

Finding a pet-friendly rental property can be tricky business for tenants. With a recent study from the Animal Health Alliance revealing that more than 63 per cent of Australian households currently own pets and more than 83 per cent of Australians have had a pet in their lifetime, it’s no surprise that pet-friendly rental properties are shutterstock_74523274in high demand.

Despite this high demand, less than 10 per cent of all Australian rental properties are listed as pet-friendly –  a critical shortage of appropriate accommodation for  pet-owning households and a very real problem for residential tenants and their companion animal friends.

It’s no secret that many landlords and agents are hesitant to rent properties to tenants with pets.  They worry about potential property damage, additional costs and extra administrative burdens – yet renting to pet owners actually makes great business and economic sense, removes the issue of hidden pets, and can help move rental properties faster and keep them occupied for longer.

Plus, keeping tenants and their pets together helps reduce the rates of animal surrender, rehoming and euthanasia, and helps to nurture and sustain the irreplaceable human-animal bond between pet owners and their companion animals.

Information for Tenants, Agents and Landlords

Renting with pets can be a simple and enjoyable process for all parties. Please visit our popular  Rent With Pets website to discover how to be pet-friendly to tenants and their animals.