Rental properties that allow pets: Top 10 London landlords

dog in a tent in a rental property that allows pets

Do you have a pet and need to rent a property in London? We take a look at ten landlords and operators providing beautiful London rental properties that allow residents to keep pets. Some even include doggy yoga sessions for residents and pet treats in foyers!

Recent statistics show that 41 per cent of UK households include at least one pet. Surveys suggest that Londoners differ from the rest of the country in that they are more likely to own a dog than a cat. So, with all these pets around, why is it so hard to find rental properties that allow pets?

It can be extremely hard to find a rental property that lets you keep pets. Many private landlords are not keen on the idea. This can be especially true if you’re renting in London or other cities.

Why do some landlords not want pets?

Many private landlords are hesitant to allow pets in their rental properties. This may be for a number of reasons. One big factor is the shed hair and smell that some pets can leave on soft furnishings in a property, which can be hard to remove. Pets scratching or chewing can also cause damage to the property.

However, there is good news! There are a growing number of beautiful London rental options for pet owners in buildings that are purpose-made for renting.

Purpose-built rental flats

Many ‘Build to Rent’ developments not only allow pets but celebrate their furry and feathered residents! Pet owners share photos and have meetups for dog walking or pet chats in some of the developments run by the landlords below.

Click on any of the companies listed here to view their rental properties all over London. Each of these landlords has properties that let you bring your pets with you.

Attitudes are changing! It’s now easier than ever to rent gorgeous London homes that your pets can enjoy as well.

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10 London landlords with rental properties that allow pets

1. be:here

be:here

Number of Developments

1
4.67 Rating (based on 144 reviews)

be:here is a Build to Rent residential property developer with developments across London and the UK. The company is committed to creating ‘vibrant communities that offer a complete lifestyle package that’s in tune with modern life.’ be:here developments be:here Hayes is an award-winning property here on HomeViews. The development is located just 300 yards from […] Read more about be:here

2. Essential Living

Essential Living

Number of Developments

4
4.58 Rating (based on 443 reviews)

Essential Living is a Build to Rent property developer based in London. Its hallmarks are premium apartments in well-connected locations. Essential Living developments There are many Essential Living developments on HomeViews: Berkshire House in Maidenhead, Vantage Point in Archway, Islington, and Dressage Court in Bethnal Green. In addition, Union Wharf, Essential Living’s newest development is […] Read more about Essential Living

3. urbanbubble

urbanbubble

Number of Developments

12
4.67 Rating (based on 887 reviews)

Based in the heart of Manchester, urbanbubble is the North West’s fastest-growing residential property management company. It currently manages  Build to Rent schemes across Bath, Birmingham, London and Leeds. In addition, it manages 1,500 rental apartments across Blackfriars, Deansgate Square’s West Tower, Anco&Co and Crescent. urbanbubble developments Spring Wharf, The Slate Yard and West Tower […] Read more about urbanbubble

4. Greystar

Greystar

Number of Developments

23
4.32 Rating (based on 2107 reviews)

Greystar Greystar is a global leader in rental housing. With over 29 years’ experience in the US. Greystar have also expanded to the UK and Europe, particularly The Netherlands, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris, Ireland and Madrid, with a number of purpose-built rental communities. These offer premium quality apartments with exclusive resident amenities. It continually strives to […] Read more about Greystar

5. Get Living

Get Living

Number of Developments

5
4.52 Rating (based on 754 reviews)

Get Living is a Build to Rent property developer. They are leading the charge for a better way of renting, with no fees and secure tenancies as well as offering fully-furnished, pet friendly homes with WiFi included. The Get Living team aims to help tenants feel at home from the moment they move in. All […] Read more about Get Living

6. Vertus

Vertus

Number of Developments

3
4.36 Rating (based on 150 reviews)

Vertus is a part of the Canary Wharf Group – an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is a build-to-rent operator, solely focused on rental properties in the Canary Wharf Estate. Vertus apartments are ready to move into, offering residents a simple registration process, flexible tenancies and exclusive events. Service is […] Read more about Vertus

7. Fizzy Living

Fizzy Living

Number of Developments

8
4.31 Rating (based on 1303 reviews)

Fizzy operates eight buildings in and around Greater London, providing almost 1,000 apartments for rent. Renting a flat around London should be simple. So Fizzy make sure it is. In December 2021, Fizzy was acquired by Greystar, a global leader in the investment, development and management of high-quality rental housing properties. The Fizzy Living brand […] Read more about Fizzy Living

8. Native

Native

Number of Developments

9
4.30 Rating (based on 167 reviews)

Native Residential operates a broad range of Build to Rent schemes of all sizes, locations and communities  – “it creates places full of originality where people love to live”. Native Developments Dalston Works is a Native managed development that we have listed on HomeViews. It comprises 121 units with a range of amenities, such as a […] Read more about Native

9. Quintain Living

Quintain Living

Number of Developments

9
4.13 Rating (based on 715 reviews)

Quintain Living is a Build to Rent developer with properties in Wembley Park. Previously known as ‘Tipi,’ the company is owned by Quintain, the award-winning developer transforming uninspiring spaces into awe-inspiring neighbourhoods and communities. With Quintain Living there is no deposit to pay and no hidden fees. Utilities and wifi are all set up and […] Read more about Quintain Living

10. L&Q

L&Q

Number of Developments

68
3.69 Rating (based on 949 reviews)

L&Q believe passionately that people’s health, security and happiness depend on where they live. L&Q house around 250,000 people in more than 105,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East – but L&Q are more than just a registered charitable housing association. L&Q create better places to live by delivering high quality homes, neighbourhoods […] Read more about L&Q


Want to explore specific rental properties that allow pets? Have a look through our selection of the Top 20 pet friendly rentals in London.

The Dogs Trust also runs a very useful scheme called Lets with Pets. They provide lots of useful information for both tenants and landlords about renting property with pets.

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