A Rugby letting agent is urging landlords to consider being more flexible when it comes to tenants keeping pets in their rental properties.
Connells in Rugby says property owners could be missing out on large numbers of good tenants simply because they do not allow animals.
According to the latest figures from the Dogs Trust, almost half of the British population own a pet.
Connells letting manager Julie Grover said she has seen many tenants restricted in their search for rental homes because they cannot find a property that will allow their pet to move in with them.
She said: “Finding rental homes for people that have pets is becoming an increasingly difficult task.
“More and more prospective tenants are only looking for properties that will allow pets and this is narrowing down their options considerably.”
Should landlords choose to allow pets, Connells can offer advice on the correct procedures and policies surrounding pets in rental properties.
Ms Grover added: “As letting agents we will always support our landlord or buy-to-let investor’s best interests.
“Many tenants are renting for longer and expect to pay more for their pet to live with them so this is a great situation for our rental landlords to take advantage of.”
If you have a property to let and would like to arrange a free market appraisal with Connells, call the Rugby branch on (01788) 568 923 or email rugbylettings@ connells.co.uk.
Connells’ Rugby office can be found at 25 Regent Street and is open Monday to Saturday.