The UK is a pet-loving nation. If you are a landlord – at some point you will have to deal with tenants asking if they can keep a pet in your rented property.
Sometimes you will refuse – after all pets can cause serious damage to properties. However, if the pet is suitable and the tenant responsible you may be minded to agree.
If so it is essential that your tenancy agreement provides for this.
At Landlord Law, one of our most popular members form is our ‘pets form’.
This is a special form which amends the tenancy agreement (any tenancy agreement, it does not have to be a Landlord Law tenancy agreement) by permitting pets and at the same time adds clauses setting out terms under which your tenant is permitted to keep their pet.
These clauses and others will help give you peace of mind when a pet is living within their property.
In addition, we also provide a helpful guidance document setting out. exactly how the form should be completed and used.
The Tenant Fees legislation prohibits all payments other than those specially allowed by the legislation.
The Landlord Law Pets form provides for you to charge the tenancy agreement amendment fee of £50 where this is allowed and also (should you wish this) it provides for the rent to be increased.
Guidance is provided on the use of these clauses and when they are allowable.
The cost of the clause is £12 (ie £10 + VAT). To get it you need to