Finders Keepers, the Oxfordshire based letting agency, have supported Lets with Pets through all their branches since 2011. They find that up to half of their prospective tenants now own a pet
Finders Keepers explains why they are a pet-friendly agency
“Having offices so close to some beautiful countryside in Oxfordshire we have always been a pet friendly letting agent, and we recommend that our landlords consider pets in their properties to increase the pool of good potential tenants. A trend we have seen is the number of tenants with pets applying for properties increasing, something we expect to continue. Supporting the Lets with Pets scheme was a natural move for us to help provide extra peace of mind to our landlords and guidance to our tenants.”
We always encourage tenants to follow the Lets with Pets guidelines, and suggest a thorough professional cleaning service at the end of a tenancy, which helps reassure landlords.
“We had been instructed to let a traditional 3-bedroom house, very much a ‘typical’ East Oxford property. It had been the landlord’s home, and it was the first time that she had let it through Finders Keepers.
The tenants are a young couple with a baby – and an adorable miniature Schnauzer called Herky (short for Hercule). His owners run a local pub, so it’s lovely for us to deal with more local businesses and find more lets for pet owners.”
The landlord had already said that she was prepared to discuss pets but she, and we, were absolutely bowled over by the fact that the tenants sent in a detailed CV for Herky, and a reference for him from their previous landlord. The CV detailed Herky’s languages (Estonian and basic English) and best tricks (standing on his hind legs and walking round in a circle)."
To find out more about Finders Keepers, visit www.finders.co.uk