Pets in private rental properties

A property owner must agree before a tenant can keep a pet in a rental property. For strata or community title properties, approval is usually required from the strata or community corporation.

If the landlord isn't keen to allow a pet in the property the tenant could try to negotiate. Assuring the landlord that they would look after the home and yard and supporting this with references from previous landlords, or even introducing the pet could help.

Whether there's a pet in the property or not the landlord has a right to inspect the condition of the property regularly.

Information and helpful tips about renting with pets are provided in the guide for:

Pet applications and agreements

Creating a pet application and pet agreement can help record information about pets and how they could be kept.

Examples of the information you could include in a:

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