Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Pets Needn't Cause Stress

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Pets Needn't Cause Stress

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PETS can sometimes be a cause of concern for both landlords and tenants.

Often the uncertainty surrounding the suitability of a property for a particular pet sees landlords refuse to allow pets.

Tenants who have a pet can often find it difficult to find a property to accommodate their pet.

Tony Franke from Ray White Toowoomba Range and Highfields said the issue of pets could easily be solved.

Mr Franke said landlords and tenants should consider the suitability of a property to house the pet including fencing, if there was enough room and the likely impact on the property including possible damage to the house or yard.

aIf a landlord agrees to a pet, specific details about the pet should be included in the tenancy agreement,a Mr Franke said.

aThings to include could be how many pets, what kind of pet, where the pet will be housed, is it allowed inside, as well as any other relevant information about the pet.

aIt is also recommended the tenancy agreement include the requirement of pest control, including fumigation for fleas/lice and deodorisation for any odors. …

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