We are getting pretty desperate, we need a house to rent for between 6 and 12 months in the Camborne, Redruth, Pool area - pretty urgently. We can afford up to £800 per month, but they must allow pets (dog, cat, rabbit). Can anyone help?
Thanks QueenOfQuotes - we are registered with loads of lettings agents and we've been offered six houses so far, but no-one takes pets. Thats the prob. We have the cat, dog and rabbit and everyone assumes that they'll damage something or make the house smell. we're struggling to find someone who'll take us all on as tenants
Got it chuck - we have the West Briton delivered, still got thwe problem of the animals. I'm wondering if theres some way of putting them in kennels as a temp measure, renting short term and them trying to find somewhere that'll accept em once we're down there.
Nothing to add, really, I'm afraid. Not in contact with enough people down there these days. However, I've been in a similar situation of trying to rent somewhere with animals and it's always worth asking the agency if you can speak to the owner directly (rather than just taking the 'no pets' thing as read). They may agree to the pets if they speak to you and realise that you are A Responsible Person (which I'm sure you are!). You could (finances permitting) offer to pay a larger-than-normal deposit as surety against any damage the pets might do. Are you dependent on public transport or will you have a car? My experience is that the more 'countrified' the area, the more animal-friendly they are likely to be.
If you do go with the kennels idea, my dog is currently in what seems (according to my parents) to be a very nice kennels in Praze-an-Beeble (long story... my parents are dog-sitting for us, but they are away) and my parents use a lovely cattery in Hayle (Guildford Road).
Joash, there might be legal reasons to do with length of tenancy that would prevent this, but have you tried any of the holiday letting agencies? You might be able to negotiate a long let on a property that accepts animals.
I thought of this too, Puff. Trouble is, at the moment places are likely to be booked up. If you were moving in October it'd be easier. AFAIK most of these places have a 10-month occupancy restriction to stop people using them as their main home, but if you could find somewhere Joash it'd tide you over till you could find s'thing permanent.
Thanks Ellbell and puff - I hadn't thought about the holiday let thing. It depends on the size - we have a lot of 'stuff' even though we've had a good old clear out, and I need somewhere large enough to fit my desk, etc - most holiday lets that are currently available are only two bedroom and furnished. We're also offering to pay extra, even double deposits - but so far no takers.
It is worth asking the agents to check with the owners as you are a responsible family. We were told the same when we were looking at renting but when we viewed properties and the agents discussed us with the owners they were fine about our cat.
Yep - tried right move. I think we've just about exhausted every avenue by the sound of it. We are also finding that regardless of how many agencies we are registered with, no-one contacts us. I am calling them every other day or checking their websites every day. One in particular is so bloody rude and IMO useless.
I called to register, they said that the person who maintained the register wasn't availabel, could I call back another day. I called two days later, to be told that they cannot accept registrations over the phone and they asked me to register online. Went on their website to register and it doesn't work. So, I called them again, to be told by another person that they ignore the list collated from the website anyway. Rang them last week expressing interest in one house in particular, to be told that they would check with the landlord to see if they would accept the pets. Been following that one up everyday, to be told that they have not yet received a reply from the landlord. Caled today to be informed by another worker that - that particular house was let earyl last week aaaarrrggghhh. _ I hate bloody incompetance!!!!!!!!