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    It seems that it is common that standard tenancy contracts the estate agents prepare comes with the clause of no pets allowed, is it that they just don't want the trouble? I don't know. I think this is unfair.

    Being an animal lover, my rental flat always welcome animals (never asked for extra deposit nor cleaning fee). I've always had good experiences with tenants with pets. For dog owners, I would just ask at the beginning if their dogs are toilet-trained and remind them to kindly keep the flat neat and clean. Every single time, I got my flat back in great conditions and no doggie smell even. For tenants who have cats, I have absolutely nothing to worry about, knowing cats use litter boxes.

    In fact from my personal experience, tenants with pets tend to be more responsible and took better care of my apartment than those without pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagle11
    It seems that it is common that standard tenancy contracts the estate agents prepare comes with the clause of no pets allowed . . . I think this is unfair.
    Private owners dictating terms that a perspective tenant can accept or decline unfair? That's . . . an odd thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by beagle11
    Being an animal lover, my rental flat always welcome animals (never asked for extra deposit nor cleaning fee). I've always had good experiences with tenants with pets. For dog owners, I would just ask at the beginning if their dogs are toilet-trained and remind them to kindly keep the flat neat and clean. Every single time, I got my flat back in great conditions and no doggie smell even. For tenants who have cats, I have absolutely nothing to worry about, knowing cats use litter boxes.

    In fact from my personal experience, tenants with pets tend to be more responsible and took better care of my apartment than those without pets.
    I too am a dog owner/lover. I'm glad that your experiences have been positive and I bet your tenants are grateful to have found a landlord like you. However your policies on pets are yours alone and neither fair or unfair.

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    I would prefer a tenant with cats over young children, much less damage. Call me a childist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madal1
    I would prefer a tenant with cats over young children, much less damage. Call me a childist.
    Me too!
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    I think that most parents of young children, at some stage, wish they'd had a cat instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huja
    Private owners dictating terms that a perspective tenant can accept or decline unfair? That's . . . an odd thought.



    I too am a dog owner/lover. I'm glad that your experiences have been positive and I bet your tenants are grateful to have found a landlord like you. However your policies on pets are yours alone and neither fair or unfair.
    I have no dog in this fight, and also support freedom of contract, but knowing how both parties will regularly fail to consider every eventuality, perhaps inserting a prohibition against pets as a default starting position in a standard contract leaves tenants less well off in situations where the landlord did not have need of this requirement and terms were not negotiated.

    I note for the record such an observation does not necessarily contradict yours, but removes the presupposition that there is an actual negotiation of the terms (which empirically does not always take place beyond the quantum of rental payment).

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    The DMCs for some buildings prohibit pets. For the rest, the main issue is usually not the damage but complaints from neighbours about noise.

    https://www.scmp.com/special-reports...gs-residential

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