Pets & Other Important Issues

Tenancy Agreements

This is a complex subject and it cannot be fully covered here so if you have specific questions, please ask us.

Each of our Tenancy Agreement documents is specific to a particular Tenancy and is individually prepared - we do not use so called 'standard' Tenancy Agreements!  

We spend time ensuring that you and any Guarantor(s) fully  understand your Tenancy  Agreement before signing.  This is crucially important - not least because it affects your Deposit, how the property may or may not be treated and how long you are entitled to stay there. 

There are different types of Tenancy Agreement and even two documents of the same type vary.  Your Tenancy Agreement will specifically refer to everything affecting your occupancy of a particular property and so it will cannot be prepared until after your reference and any Guarantor(s) checks are complete and our Tenancy Start Up charge has been paid.

It is important that everyone understands what they are signing and our experience will help you.  Once the Tenancy Agreement has been signed and dated you and your Landlord are legally committed to the Tenancy and all associated costs.  You will be given a copy signed by your Landlord (or authorised Agent) for your records.


It is crucial to tell us before references are taken if you want to keep animals or immediately after any subsequently acquiring one

If Landlords have confidence in their human Tenants they will usually agree to their Tenant’s furry friends! 

What will always cause a problem is if a Landlord feels that a Tenant has been deceitful about their circumstances, so it is very important not to keep a pet without the Landlord’s permission. 

Circumstances vary, but an additional Deposit payment equivalent to half of one month’s Rent is usually required where there is a pet.  It is also standard in every Tenancy Agreement that if an animal has been kept at the premises, you must prove that you have had all the carpets, rugs, mats and curtains properly cleaned at the end of the Tenancy, in order to kill off any possible parasite eggs that may not be planning to move out when you do - after all, you would not have wanted your flea-free pet to have been infested by anyone elses!
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