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Pets, and you want how much?!

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I want to adopt two cats. Adults not kittens fully trained. I spoke to the agents who said I had to pay £50 for fumigation £105 for tenancy amendment £400 extra deposit. This is extortionate we already paid £750 admin when we moved in and £1200 deposit. The previous tenant had a cat and the place wasn’t clean let alone fumigated. We were told we could ask to have a cat after 6 months living here (no mention of charges). I have looked at my agreement and it says you must not have pets without the landlords permission. So if she says yes surely I am not contractually obliged to pay all that money as it’s not mentioned in the agreement? Some advice would be great. X

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Hi Hollee

If you get the landlord’s consent – in writing – then you might be ok (that’s a guess though, I’m not a lawyer) as you’ve got proof of the permission that the tenancy requires.

No, you’re not contractually obliged to pay anything but your contract also bans you from having pets without permission. If you want to vary the contract to allow pets then you open yourself up to the costs unless the landlord is happy to give you that permission in writing.


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