Tenants and pets – landlords urged to be careful
With the number of long-term renter continuing to rise, it’s hardly surprising that more and more tenants are looking to keep pets in their rented properties.
However, the landlords who choose to allow pets (which is certainly not all landlords!) must be prepared to make additional investments in insurance and take extra care to mitigate the risk of increased property damage. Not only are pets more likely to cause accidental damage, but they often bring with them unwanted odours and mess which can lead to headaches for landlords in the longer term, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC).