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mazgardiner

What a shame all tenants aren't responsible and have well behaved pets. I live in a unit complex and am glad that animals aren't allowed... so far. Tenants and owner/occupiers are quite often selfish and inconsiderate with their noise, smoking and general behaviour. Adding pets to the mix would certainly make life unbearable. I've seen the problems and disputes caused by free-range cats and barking dogs in other units.

I do agree that landlords could try and 'pet proof' their rental houses. People and their pets do need places to live, but I don't want them above my ceiling!

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audreyj2193
I have been renting the same property for 11 years now. When we first moved in we had one outside dog. As she was very old she passed away about a year into our rental. Then I adopted one then later a second poodle from a breeder. Because the dogs were older they did not do any damage. They have both passed now. We decided to get a puppy from the same breeder. She has not done any damage and is mainly inside with free access to the back yard. I love the garden and lawns and have always taken great care of them. Although she will dig. Loves to pull up a bit of lawn. Any damage that is done is repaired straight away. We have totally wired off the garden until she is older. The owners have been great. I have an inspection once a year because the owners and agent know how well we take care of their property. I would not have it any other way. Hate the way some renters are with properties. Makes it hard for the ones who are good tenants.
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Gerard Norton
i am a landlord who loves animals. But everybody thinks that they have well trained pets.unfortunately most renters i had with pets had to pay to fix a few things due to damage cause by their pets.with The last tenants i had to change the carpet in all 4 bedrooms dye to pet urine smell and stains. i was out of pocket even i have full cover.This is unacceptable .Fair enough to accept pets now ...what about increasing the bond to cover for the damages .It is Russian roulette when a new tenant moves in and now with pets ...i am selling !
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