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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Just a winge about renting these days with pets..

    We are trying to find a place as our owner now suddenly doesnt want our dogs here..

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    Its so incredibly hard to find a landlord that will let you have a pet!

    I have spoken to a few realestes and one over the weekend actually said that they suggest to every owner not to allow pets. Grrrr That I am going to find it hard to find a place!

    The only place I have found in the last 3 mnths that will allow pets was an unfenced 2 bed cottage that looked like it would blow over in the next storm. They were charging a rediculous price for it too!

    My Kids do more bloody damage then my dog does FFS!

    So over idiot realesates
    Good luck finding a home bulldog! There are a lot of REALLY bad renters out there that have made life very difficult for the good ones. Realestate agents tend to self impose "no pet" rules because its easier for them, but i think if you see a property you really like, ask them to contact the owners. Theres no harm in asking, and sometimes they actually are pet friendly.
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    I think somone said above "ditch" the agents and go private..which is always a bonus. And mostly yes...you will have to pay more to rent a home that allows pets, kinda like a built in insurance excess guarantee I guess, compliments of all the bad pet renters in the past.

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    Yes it is difficult...you may have to compromise the area a bit. Good luck!
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    Im just more frustrated then anything.. We are looking at buying at the end of the year hopefully. Yes its going to be a crap shack but hey, its going to be ours and we can have what and who we want there. Till then, i dont know.

    Its just i see it everyday on those rescue sites, "Owner moved into a house that didnt allow pets etc" and its like oh what an a$$hole, how could he just dump his animal like that" But really, somethings are not as cut and dry!

    Anyway, as I said just over peoples bull$hit at the moment LMAO I am a cranky pants today! I put it down to the rain and having to work in wet socks all day!
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    I totally agree with your 'it's not that cut and dried' comment.

    Good luck, it's a property owner's market out there.
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    We have now bought but were renting for yrs.
    The agent said "no" to everything. Luckily I discovered that the owners child and ours went to the same childcare place.
    I would ask the agent who would say "no' (pretend to call the owners and ask but I am sure they really never even called)
    Then I would ring the owner direct and discuss with them, 90% of the time they would say "yes" to whatever I was discussing.
    It pissed the owner and us off so much that he ended the contract with the agent and we just delt with each other.

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    I unfortunately know I bad renter who ruins it for everyone else. They live in a house that does not allow pets, yet they have a huge (badly behaved) German Shepard and 2 cats, all of whom are helping to destroy the place. When the issue of inspections come up the dad just puts the animals in the car and drives around until the mum calls him and says the coast is clear to come home. This isn't the first rental property they've done it with either. Makes me angry because it's exactly the reason many landlords say no to animals, when the large majority of dog owners are responsible with well behaved dogs who wouldn't destroy the whole house.

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    Yea, I personally do think it is that cut and dry when renting Im afraid. IMO, getting rid of a pet because you are moving into a house where you cant have pets just isnt good enough (not saying you are doign this obviously BL)

    I got my first dog of my own when I was 17, and have been renting since about 2 weeks after I got her. Once she turned 2 we always had at least 2 dogs and I have never been homeless....Got close once, had about 3 days before I had to be out and was still looking for a new place.

    However, something always comes up. We have lived a couple of times in the "not great" area, or a bit of a shitty house, but mostly we have lived in nice areas in reasonable houses.

    Anyways, I have gone off on a tangent...

    Good luck, I am sure something will come up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxxxie View Post
    I unfortunately know I bad renter who ruins it for everyone else. They live in a house that does not allow pets, yet they have a huge (badly behaved) German Shepard and 2 cats, all of whom are helping to destroy the place. When the issue of inspections come up the dad just puts the animals in the car and drives around until the mum calls him and says the coast is clear to come home. This isn't the first rental property they've done it with either. Makes me angry because it's exactly the reason many landlords say no to animals, when the large majority of dog owners are responsible with well behaved dogs who wouldn't destroy the whole house.
    How are they ruining it?

    Dont get me wrong, I dont like people who pretend they dont have pets to secure a house.

    But do you have evidence their pets are destroying the house? Surely this owul dbe picked up in an inspection and tey wouldnt be living in the house for long? And how would the agent know the damage is caused by pets?

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    We were homeless before we had ruby, other half stayed in the car while me and my son stayed in a womens refuge. We were lucky someone have us a place two hours drive away not long before I gave birth to my daugher. I guesd if I had an animal they could of shared the car with hubby I guess.. Diffinately not cut and dry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    We were homeless before we had ruby, other half stayed in the car while me and my son stayed in a womens refuge. We were lucky someone have us a place two hours drive away not long before I gave birth to my daugher. I guesd if I had an animal they could of shared the car with hubby I guess.. Diffinately not cut and dry
    I lived in my car for a week once with my dog and the OH....we parked at th ebeach every night LOL

    Also, when we had to stay at a back packers for a week, my dog lived in the car by herself. I would get her out every morning and we would hang out at the park all day long.

    I did say in my previous post that I hadnt been homeless but I guess technically I have had not favourable living conditions a couple of times.

    I do think it is cut and dry. If you are renting, and are prepared to get rid of a pet and take a house where you cant have them, then dont get a pet until you own a house or are in a stable rental.

    I would again live in a car with my dog...or board them until I found a suitable house.

    So yep, I still reckon its cut and dry in that area.

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