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WIBU to rent

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balletcats Fri 16-Sep-16 13:39:31

I own an apartment. It's lovely, but small (one bed.)

I have cats and am desperate for a dog. I don't think where I live now is conducive for a dog.

So, WIB hugely U to rent a small house for the sole reason that I am majorly dog broody?

VodkaValiumLattePlease Fri 16-Sep-16 13:44:11

You aren't unreasonable for wanting a dog, but good luck finding a rental that will allow you cats and dogs!

Cocklodger Fri 16-Sep-16 13:47:51

personally I wouldn't, renting is fine if you've no choice but I'd never rent if I was in a position not to. in 8 years of renting I spent in the region of 46,000 with rents varying from 285 to 500pm.
and at the end of it had nothing to show for it, I live in south wales where property is very cheap and the lovely 2 bed flat I live in now cost me £29,000 a few years ago... so no, I wouldn't rent with that in mind, can you sell up where you are now and buy something bigger? Even if you have to get a small mortgage (I'm assuming you currently own outright)

OlennasWimple Fri 16-Sep-16 13:50:39

Not U but foolish, perhaps, as Cocklodger says

balletcats Fri 16-Sep-16 13:57:12

I own outright but getting a mortgage would be difficult as I am not on a permanent or fixed contract.

user1472640125 Fri 16-Sep-16 14:31:54

As much as a dog lover that I am, I wouldn't move just so I could accommodate a dog. If you are happy where you are then stay! You may decide to move to a bigger property and absolutely hate it and end up with awful neighbours that we hear about so often 😃

Whatever you decide good luck!

quasibex Fri 16-Sep-16 14:40:37

I wouldn't rent to get a pet. Even if you find an initial landlord that will accept pets if you ever have to move (renting is notoriously low security) then the chances of finding another landlord that'll take pets is even less likely.

That's aside from the obvious of why pay someone else's mortgage when you are mortgage free?

Based on that YABU

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