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.
10 London landlords offering rental properties that allow pets
Vertus is a build-to-rent operator, solely focused on rental properties in the Canary Wharf Estate. The company’s 8 Water Street development allows all tenants to have pets. Vertus apartments are ready to move into, offering residents a simple registration process, flexible tenancies and exclusive events. Service is of the highest quality and residents can customise their new home however they wish. The idea is to ‘lease it like you own it’.
Essential Living is a Build to Rent property developer based in London. All Essential Living developments allow pets. There are many Essential Living developments on HomeViews, including 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 a collection of 249 apartments spread over two towers, set on the banks of peaceful Deptford Creek.
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.’ That modern life includes renting with pets! be:here Hayes is an award-winning, pet-friendly property here on HomeViews. The development is located just 300 yards from Hayes and Harlington Station and is a part of the Old Vinyl Factory.
Get Living is a Build to Rent property developer. They are leading the charge for a better way of renting, with no deposits, no fees and longer tenancies for its residents. Most of their rental properties also allow pets. The Get Living team aims to help tenants feel at home from the moment they move in. All Get Living units are designed to be spacious and modern, and are fitted with the latest appliances. Tenants have the freedom to decorate and hang pictures, and access free superfast broadband.
Greystar is a global leader in rental housing. They focus on providing beautiful environments and world-class service that enhance the living experience, and all their rental properties on HomeViews allow pets. With over 25 years’ experience in the US. Greystar have also expanded to the UK and Europe, with a number of purpose-built rental communities. These offer premium quality apartments with exclusive resident amenities.
Fizzy Living is a professional landlord on a mission to reinvent renting. Fizzy provides good quality homes for rent in secure buildings across London, and is committed to delivering exceptional five-star customer service throughout your tenancy. All seven of this outstanding operator’s developments in London also allow you to bring your pets!
Quintain Living is a Build to Rent developer with a range of outstanding properties in Wembley Park. Quintain Living benefits include no fees or deposits, with WiFi included and ready to go, and also have 24-hour support with a concierge and smiley resident team. Selected developments allow residents to keep pets, and buzzy social events are included as standard.
Folio London is a leading Build to Rent property developer creating new-build homes across the capital. It’s on a mission to provide a better way of renting for tenants, with a process that aims to be as straightforward as possible and some great options for pet owners. Other benefits include no extra fees, a dedicated Portfolio Manager, yearly ‘health checks’ for your new home and an emergency hotline.
Native is a property management company that focuses on the restoration and refurbishment of historic city buildings. The company aims to ensure each development’s design matches the character and history of the building they are working with. Native currently manages six BTR schemes across the UK, including schemes in London and Manchester. Native Developments Dalston […]
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PLATFORM_ invests, develops, operates and manages Build to Rent or rental-only residential developments across the UK. It aims to enhance the lives of residents through thoughtful design, smart technology and responsive service. The PLATFORM_ portfolio currently consists of five developments located around the UK, including PLATFORM_ Crawley – currently listed on HomeViews.
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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