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Most pet-friendly London boroughs for renters revealed

Many tenants who own at least one pet have struggled to find pet-friendly accommodation, and yet despite efforts to encourage more landlords to accepts renters with pets, this remains an issue nationwide.

Fresh research by Sellhousefast.uk shows that most renters continue to have difficulty finding pet-friendly accommodation, mainly because the majority of landlords are unhappy about tenants keeping pets and refuse to allow them as a matter of course.

But the study, based on extracting data from Zoopla during the month of September 2019, has discovered some of the most pet-friendly London boroughs. 



The top 5 most pet-friendly London boroughs: 

Kensington and Chelsea


Tower Hamlets




In contrast, the research also unveiled the top five least pet-friendly London boroughs. 

The top 5 least pet-friendly London boroughs: 

Waltham Forest

Barking and Dagenham

City of London

Kingston upon Thames


Unsurprisingly, the most common pets in the UK are dogs with 25% Brits owning one, followed by cats with 17%, both noticing a 1% decrease from the following year.

The percentage of households with other pets include: Rabbits (1%), Indoor Birds (1%), Guinea Pigs (1%), Hamsters (1%), Tortoises and Turtles (0.7%), Lizards (0,6%), Domestic Fowl (0.4%), Snakes (0.4%), Horses and Ponies (0.3%), Gerbils (0.2%), Rats (0.1%), Ferrets (0.1%), Insects (0.1%), Pigeons (0.1%) and Frogs and Toads (0,1%).

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Poll: Are you willing to let to tenants with pets?


  • PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    Since Landlords have been prevented from taking extra pet deposit, this has made the option to let to pets unprofitable.

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    • 27 September 2019 23:49 PM

    I understand that some LL are offering goodwill gestures when the Tenant vacates equal to what a pet deposit would have been.
    This has been paid for many times over by the rent being increased to cover what was a pet deposit.


    That could be an option, up until now I have been prepared to consider pets , however now that I will not be able to hold a larger deposit it will have to be a higher rent.


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