Are you wanting to rent a house in Tasmania and have pets? Perhaps you are a landlord and are considering letting a tenant have pets in your property.
The short answer is that in Tasmania you can’t charge a pet bond. You are only entitled to charge a bond equal to 4 weeks rental regardless of whether the tenant has a pet or not.
I believe this is wrong and the law needs amending – a landlord who is good enough to let you have a pet should be able to protect themselves by charging an additional bond.
Even though a landlord cannot require a pet bond it is still possible to rent a property with pets in Tasmania. It is more difficult admittedly but is still possible. Personally, I think children can do just as much damage, if not more, than pets, and many landlords will accept children.
If you have rented a previous property with your pets then getting a reference from that landlord or property manager as to the care you took will greatly assist you.
So if you have pets and are searching for a rental property then contact us and we can discuss your search needs and assist you with finding a rental property in Tasmania.
If you are a landlord then have a read of the above article and do consider allowing your tenant to have pets.
What has your experience been with pets and rental properties? If you are a tenant let us know if you have had problems finding a rental property. If you are a landlord then let us know how your property has been treated by the pets and whether you would change your mind if you were allowed to charge a pet bond.
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