澳洲Australia property Tenants with a Dog. | Sydney


在澳大利亚 The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m


I know a lot of landlords dont want or wont accept tenants with dogs.

I tend to take a different approach to Tenants with a Dog.
(Probably a reason my properties are rented on average within 3 days of listing.)

I have a penchant for land, so I like properties on bigger blocks (corner blocks, rear road access and lane way access.) I also select properties not too far from schools, shops and stations.

I have found that such properties size not only suit a dog, but are less hassel and cost "public damage" wise when a dog is in the yard. Put it this way you definately dont get school aged brats kicking your colourbond fence panels in with a big barking dog behind it. :p (For added affect, feel free to stick a dog warning sticker on the fence haha)

In this regard the dog is providing me and my property a 24 hour security service. :D For free :cool:

To reduce the probability of the dog damaging your property you can ask your PM to collect the following:

* A reference for the dog from the last real estate
* A copy of the dogs obedience training certificate
* Microchip certificate
* Desexing certificate
* Registration certification

IMO persons practicing responsible pet ownership, generally have better behaved and cared for pets. They are also more inclined to take full responsibility if anything should go wrong.  

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Does your insurance coverf the damage for a tenants animal? The one that we use does not and hence the reason that we do not allow pets.  

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We've always allowed pets, and still are never rushed by applicants.

It's something I've always pondered...  

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Pets are a valued Family member for us and we love ours as much as people love their kids.
We recently rented a house we used to live in and spnt quite a bit doing up, it has a great yard for a dog but we're a little sad the current tenants don't have one.

I would never ask for obedience training records, thats just silly and I personally wouldn't apply if that wer ethe case. I can tell by meeting the dog for just a few minutes if they would be ok or not. Generally older dogs past 3 years of age are fine. Whats the worst that could happen? Dirty carpets? We have all tiles, They could bite the flyscreen door? Dig a hole? Insurance or bond money. I would pay a premium if a LL would allow my dog because we love her.

Food for thought.  

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Chilliblue,
;) All insurance policies exclude damage by animals kept on site. (Even your own pets... )

IP = Neat & clean no fuss brick houses (no underhouse access from back yard), glass sliding doors to rear, concrete entertainment area's, 6-7ft colourbond fencing, colourbond sheds or undercover areas, mostly flat grassed yards and at most a couple of Citrus trees or lilly pillys. [ With a dog outside only, there is not much to go wrong]


Wylie,
I'd say it depends on where the property is. I know in some area's of South Perth and Western Sydney, there are area's where allowing pets can be a benefit...Tenants can even offer more to secure the property.  

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Our tenants singed a 12 month contract 3 months back. We specifically said "No Pets". I just didn't want the additional worry.
After just 3 months they wanted to get a dog! I told the PM to mutually withdraw the existing contract and rewrite a new one with increased rent (from $360 to $370).
Tenants didn't want to do that. Is thought that was fair. What are your thoughts?  

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Cloudedhouse said: ↑
Chilliblue,
;) All insurance policies exclude damage by animals kept on site. (Even your own pets... )Click to expand...
I was only pointing out that as a landlord you take on additional risk for a tenants pet with regards to your insurances.

I love animals and in many instances would prefer them over some people but that is how things are.

At our house we only have phasmids. They cant do any damage.  

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devank said: ↑
Our tenants singed a 12 month contract 3 months back. We specifically said "No Pets". I just didn't want the additional worry.
After just 3 months they wanted to get a dog! I told the PM to mutually withdraw the existing contract and rewrite a new one with increased rent (from $360 to $370).
Tenants didn't want to do that. Is thought that was fair. What are your thoughts?Click to expand...
It's illegal in some states to demand more bond or rent for pets I believe. As a pet owner and landlord, I'd happily pay more for the privilege of them letting my dog stay (he's a legend btw)

I'd actually prefer a person with well-behaved pets, but it all depends on what you like. My wife won't allow pets, and I never get my way anyways so all good :rolleyes::D  

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Jaggannath said: ↑
It's illegal in some states to demand more bond or rent for pets I believe.Click to expand...
I'm not an expert but... surely it can't be illegal if both parties mutually withdraws the contract and rewrite a new one.
I don't think the wear and tear caused by a dog would be any less than $500 a year.  

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If I was renting I would definitely pay more to have my cats (my family). One of the main motivators in buying my first PPOR was so I could have them with me with no fear or issues.  

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We have a 2 year old boy who inflicts far more damage to the inside of the house than any cat or dog would. :eek::D

The only problem with pets inside a house is the residual smell that permeates.

Having said that, we are about to move out of our rented unit into our newly built PPoR and gave notice to vacate....

The agent gave us a checklist of things to do to have the property restored back to good condition, and one of them was relating to pets....

"If permission was given for animals to be kept on premises, the house is to be fumigated or flea bombed - with receipt produced on vacating. Yard to be cleaned of animal faeces and any damage repaired".

There was the usual carpet cleaning clause as well, with receipts for the work to be provided as well.  

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devank said: ↑
I'm not an expert but... surely it can't be illegal if both parties mutually withdraws the contract and rewrite a new one.
I don't think the wear and tear caused by a dog would be any less than $500 a year.Click to expand...
It's illegal to ask. I'm sure if they offered it's not your fault, all you heard was "I want to pay you more to rent to me" :D  

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