Fact! More than 1 in 2 households in the UK own a pet!
By not accepting pets, you will be decreasing your potential market by 50%
Fact! 23% of UK households own a dog! (Of these 79% have only one dog)
This means that most potential tenants will only have one dog.
Fact! In 2004 there were over 18 million pet owning households in the UK
Many of these will be looking for pet friendly holidays UK and would hate to leave their dog behind.
Why should a landlord accept pets?
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Increase your rental revenue. People with pets have less choice of property and will therefore expect to pay a bit more for the privilege of being able to keep their beloved pet. Many pets end up in rescue centres each year because owners can not find somewhere to live with their pet.
The buy to let market has boomed during 2009 which has made it a more competitive market. If you accept pets you are broadening your market which will mean your property will be let quicker than other rental properties.
Properties that allow pets will increase the average length a tenant will stay. Tenants with a pet will stay longer because pet owners have less choice than non-pet owners.
From the many pet owners we have spoken too, the majority are less fussy about the finish of the property or the location (e.g. Near a noisy railway line or factory). The majority of pet owners are happy to make a small sacrifice to be able to keep their pet.
Remember, most dogs cause less damage than children or teenagers. They don’t draw on the walls, they don’t throw parties while their parents are away and they won’t paint their bedroom black because they are going through a ‘Goth phase’!
Many owners like to go on holidays in the UK with their dog, especially in areas such as Devon and Cornwall. Self catering cottages, caravans and caravan parks, campsites, bed and breakfast, Inns and Hotels where dogs are welcome are very popular throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So if you have a holiday rental home where pets are welcome, don’t delay, advertise today.