Firstly, you MUST have written permission from your landlord (or easilett) before you can introduce a pet to the property. This includes visiting pets. You'll be in breach of your Tenancy Agreement without written permission.
Each permitted pet will be provided with a Pet License. If the landlord does agree to a pet then the landlord may increase the rent instead of asking for a pet deposit or fee.
How to apply for a Pet License:
To apply for a Pet License so you can introduce a pet to the property, simply complete the form below. (Please see the terms to which you need to agree at bottom of this page). Do NOT introduce a pet to any part of the property until you have your landlord has agreed and we have provided your pet license.
NEW tenants: Applying for a tenancy, if you already have a pet:
Effective from 1 June 2019 the rent will be increased slightly when a pet is being included to a tenancy. This replaces the pre June 1st 2019 policy of paying a fixed fee. Please see property details or ask us to confirm if the landlord of the property that interests you will consider a pet.
What happens then?
Once we receive the details of the pet you would like at the property we will contact your landlord for written permission. If your landlord approves the request we will ensure the correct rent amount is applied to your tenancy and that your agreement includes the ability for your pet to reside at the property. We will provide you with a Pet License for each agreed pet. Please Note: You must NOT introduce any pet until this process is complete and you have received your license as that would breach the terms of your Tenancy.
EXISTING tenants: Introducing a pet to an existing tenancy:
The tenancy variation of contract cost will be payable before we produce your license. This cost covers our time to negociate with the landlord for a pet, our administration for making the amendments and for generating the license for you. See tenant fees.
What happens next?
Once we receive the details of the pet you would like at the property we will contact your landlord for written permission. If your landlord approves the request we will request a Variation of Contract fee of £50 (inc vat) from you to help cover the costs of the tenancy contractural amendments. We will then provide you with a Pet Licence for each agreed pet. Please Note: You must NOT introduce any pet to the property until this process is complete and you have received your license as that would breach the terms of your Tenancy.
If you don't know the animal yet:
You do need to complete this even if you don't yet know the pet. Simply insert 'not yet known' in the name box.
Pet License terms to which you need to agree:
I/we fully understand the terms of this document and completely agree to comply with the following conditions:
I/we agree that this agreement is only for the specific pets described above and I/we will not harbour, substitute or "pet sit" any other pet without obtaining a further Pet Licence, and we will remove any pet offspring within 30 days of birth (should this occur).
I/we agree to keep the entire property clean and free from animal waste, droppings or smells, including front/rear gardens (if applicable) for the duration of the Tenancy and to return in clean condition.
I/we agree to pay the landlord for any damage/issues caused to any part of the Property by or as a result of my/our pet/s, including badly soiled grass and/or soiled/smelly carpets, or if funds are not available/paid via my/our deposit, of if the issue is discovered within 2 weeks of tenancy end
I/we agree that my/our deposit return will be processed after 14 days of checkout inspection or within the set 30 day period, to ensure there are no remaining issues discovered after the checkout visit relating to my/our pet.
I/we agree that, in the event of any fleas being present as a result of the pet/s, I/we will pay for flea fumigation of the property after the end of tenancy, or agree to the cost being deducted from our deposit (if applicable) if a paid Pet Licence has not been paid, or if insufficient fee paid to cover the treatment/s.
I/we agree that my/our pet/s will not prevent the Landlord or Landlord/s Agents/Representatives access to the Property at any time during the tenancy, providing the required 24 hour notice has been provided.
I/we agree to abide by all local, city or state laws, licensing and health requirements regarding pets, including vaccinations.
I/we agree not to allow the pet to cause any sort of nuisance or disturbance to neighbours, including noise day or night and agree to do whatever is necessary to keep our pet from making noise that would annoy others, and will take steps to immediately rectify any complaints made by neighbours or other tenants.
I/we agree not to allow pets to foul inside the property, except for caged pets and pets trained to use a litter tray. Any pet faeces must be removed immediately from the garden or outside areas and disposed of safely and hygienically. I/We will pay for any damage caused.
I/we agree to pay for the carpets of the Property to be ‘professionally’ cleaned at end of Tenancy or agree to the cost being deducted from my/our deposit.
I/We agree that in the event of pet hairs being found in the Property at the end of my/our tenancy, to pay for further professional cleaning until the property is property clean, or to have the cost claimed from my/our deposit.
I/we understand that the landlord may withdraw pet permission at any time at his discretion, and that I/we may need to remove the pet from the premises should that happen.