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renting with a dog       started by paulashurst on 09 Jul 2011   (23701)
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From paulashurst

09 Jul 2011 3:33 AM
(111116)
hi has anyone got experience of renting a house in perth with a dog .
From clarepo

To paulashurst

09 Jul 2011 7:17 AM
(111117)
Hi, our landlord has let us have a dog. We fetched her last Saturday! They advised us we'd need to pay a $260 pet bond and could only have a small dog but apart from that nothing else. Think it very much depends on the landlord though and can be quite restricting in what properties you can look at. We were lucky as we've been in this house for nearly 10 months and asked the question and got a positive response. I have however just found our I need to register her with the local authority which I need to do and pay for this week! Hope that helps a bit
From coopersrfive

To paulashurst

24 Jul 2011 4:27 PM
(111238)
we struggled to rent with a dog this time round we went for 20 houses but our area was very small of where we would live . once in all good i just got quicker at the applications and provided a reference from my previous landlord in regards to my pet not causing damage as they look at the info they have with ur app before they ring your references . most rentals are pets negotiated good luck im leaving mine in carramar in sept Lauren
From debs1966

To coopersrfive

24 Jul 2011 6:59 PM
(111240)
Hi Sorry to butt in onto your thread but what references do they tend to need ideally? Is it normally from a previous landlord like here in the UK? What happens if you have never rented before? Can you get character references from friends etc? Many thanks Debbie
From cracker

To debs1966

25 Jul 2011 3:15 PM
(111247)
Hi Debbie We've just arrived with 2 dogs and where dreading trying to find somewhere to rent but we've not had a problem. We provided them with previous landlord references and character references (for the dogs) from friends and neighbours. We've also rented our house in NZ and used our property agent as a reference as she obviously saw the condition of our house living in it with the 2 dogs. We also have a furnished place here at the moment while waiting for our container and the landlords here where quite happy to provide a reference for the dogs. We also had the dogs in the car if we went to a viewing so the agent could meet the dogs if they needed to. First application and we got our house with $260 pet bond, this just covers cost of treating the carpets for fleas if any appear. In some areas you may have to be prepared to offer a bit more on the weekly rent, just depends where you want to live. We had one agent explain to us that some area's are really popular one week then the next they have houses which take a couple of weeks to rent out. Hope this helps - shout out if you have any more questions Cheers Jan
From coopersrfive

To debs1966

25 Jul 2011 4:43 PM
(111249)
yeah we used a previous landlord when we first arrived we had friends do a reference regarding dog, my dog club was put down as a contact, and for this rental i put down the real estate agent who sold our house as same thing she could see our property had been looked after good luck