There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that properties that allow pets are becoming increasingly popular with tenants like you, with the latest findings coming from specialist lender, Landbay. The company quizzed some 2,000 tenants and discovered that 14% of them rated ‘pets being allowed in the property’ as the most important requirement.
In the North East, that figure nearly doubles to 27%, but reduces to just 3% of renters in London. Meanwhile, women are twice as likely as men to prioritise a pet-friendly home.
Tenants’ 8 other top priorities are:
a home that is unfurnished (12% of renters) a property with a garden (11%) off-street parking and quality décor (rated fourth and fifth on the list) a new build property (2%) a home with a dryer (1%) a property with a king-sized bed (1%) a balcony (1%) a home with a dishwasher (1%).
So, what could this mean if you’re a pet owner and looking for a new property? You may find it easier now, with landlords and agents taking heed of the statistics and working even harder to offer homes that welcome dogs and cats.
At Zero Deposit™ , we help make the process of moving into a property with all (or even some) of the above perks even more tempting, thanks to the chance to save money on your deposit. You can then use the money you’ve pocketed to treat your pet to some new goodies. It’s win-win!
Costing the equivalent of one week’s rent, a Zero Deposit™ Guarantee with us replaces your traditional security deposit to make rent more affordable. It’s designed with both tenants and landlords in mind and ensures the process of setting up home or moving to a new property is simple and smooth.
Ready to learn more about how Zero Deposit works? Get in touch with our team today.