Do you really need a Pet CV?
Finding a rental property that allows pets is HARD!!!
The majority of renters with pets are fabulous tenants! They take good care of rental properties because they don’t want to move. Staying longer, landlords have their rental income guaranteed for longer.
They don’t need to worry about having a vacant property that’s not earning rent or spending time and money finding the next tenants. However, there have been some not so stellar tenants with pets.
Unfortunately, the majority of houses for rent are not pet-friendly. That means there’s less supply and high demand.
Here at Paws Passport, we have talked to landlords and property managers across the country about renting with pets. The one thing they all agree on? You need a Pet CV.
If you don’t have one, you are hurting your chances of securing a property. Plain and simple. If you want to secure a rental property, you must attach one to your rental application. Otherwise, Fido, the well trained, quiet and friendly dog is JUST FIDO.
The landlord doesn’t know Fido. She doesn’t know anything about Fido but she needs to. So she starts to make assumptions and assumptions can really hurt your application.
It’s taken you such a long time to actually find a suitable place why, with the finish line in sight, would you leave it up to chance?
Close the deal and attach a Pet CV.
What should you include in your Pet CV?
Now remember, the landlord or property manager does not want to adopt Fido. They don’t want to see a million photos of Fido doing cute things. Their interest in Fido is limited to how he behaves and what impact he may have on the property.
To make an effective Pet CV you need to keep this in mind.
Only include information the landlord or property manager is interested in. You need to cover off the basics of your pet like size, age, breed as well as their personality and behaviour.
At the end of the day landlords and property managers want to be assured that you are a responsible pet owner and that your pet is not going to cause significant damage to the property.
Want some help?
Based on our conversations with landlords, property managers and renters with pets we have created a thorough, digital Pet CV. We’ve included what landlords and property managers actually want to know about your pet and removed all the fluff.
All our products are mobile and computer friendly. You can easily access, edit and share this Pet CV with prospective landlords and property managers.
Imagine being at a crowded Open Home and being able to instantly share your Pet CV!
Want to see an example of our Pet CV? Check it out.
Want more information on our Pet CV? Find it here.
Want more tips for renting with pets? Check out our article with a Property Manager.
Here’s to more pet friendly rental properties in 2021!