Pet deposits

It'd be massively helpful to have a standardised amount / process for pet deposits. If taken care of and with appropriate access, pets don't cause much damage to a home. For peace of mind for landlords and renters, Let Down would like it if they were a normal part of discussions over the contract and a standard amount (say £100) to add to the deposit to take care of any pet-related damage. 

Why the contribution is important

'No pets' is routinely put on adverts and it's a significant cause for pets being abandoned / left at old properties. For the sake of animal welfare, as well as renters' rights, it's really important landlords try and accommodate this and work with appropriate organisations to come up with a fair amount. (It'd be even better to have them just ask for any damage to be repaired at the end of a tenancy, but it's unlikely landlords would agree to this). 

by letdownwales on August 29, 2018 at 10:42AM

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  • Posted by Beth September 10, 2018 at 13:27

    Great idea! I often see animals being re-homed which is so sad for everyone. And really, do they cause that much damage? I'd be happy to pay a bit more so I could have a cat.
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