Property Management Newsletter - June 2018
New research has found that a high amount of renters have had issues finding a rental property to accept their pets. Approximately 1 in 5 pet owners have had to give a pet away or leave them with a family member due to being unable to find pet-friendly accommodation.
Every year, approximately 20,000 cats and dogs are euthanised in Australia because their owners’ rental property does not allow pets.
Of those renters surveyed, 79 per cent found finding pet-friendly accommodation stressful. Another 42 percent had chosen not to have a pet because of concerns in accessing pet-friendly accommodation.
So what does this mean for landlords? The research is clearly indicating that there are not enough pet-friendly rental properties available to meet the high demand. This is supported by our own first-hand experience in the office, with a majority of tenants wanting a property that accepts pets but very few homes that do.
By allowing pets into your rental property, you’ll not only have a larger pool of tenants to choose from, but you can also specify that a professional pest control spray and carpet cleaning is done when the tenants vacate.
Did you know that the Property Team at PRD Kyogle can now offer you a virtual inspection of your property? Talk about innovation! We are harnessing the power of new technology to allow landlords to ‘attend’ a routine or outgoing property inspection via video call.
This is a great option if you live too far from your investment to be able to view it in person as often as you’d like, or if you are uncomfortable with the idea of visiting the property while tenants are living in it. You can talk to the staff member doing your inspection in real time to investigate any potential issues or confirm any required maintenance.
If you would like to take advantage of attending your next inspection virtually, just let one of our team know and we will confirm a time closer to the inspection date.
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