We are 2 months into a 12 month rental agreement on a 4 bed house. When we signed we were told that pets were negotiable and that when we wanted to ship our labrador cross over, getting permission would be "just a formality". However now that we've asked for permission we have been refused! We were also told by the letting agent that it is the norm here that when dogs ARE allowed, they must be kept outside the house.
Apart from the fact that we feel we were misled over this, is dogs being kept outside the house really the norm here? My wife's brother lives in Bridgewater and has had permission to keep 2 dogs in the house, so is that an exception?
Anyway, this is our current position, has anyone any suggestions on our next step?
We like this house and it is ideally situated for dog owners, but we really do want to have our whole family back together again... and that includes our four-legged members.
We are considering breaking the lease and trying to find somewhere else where they DO take dogs... and allow them inside the house too!! But there is a clause in our contract that states we have to pay the letting agents advertising & other costs if we vacate the house early; to me that sounds like we are giving them a blank cheque!
We were told before we came here that letting agents do not treat tenants very well and love to wield what little power they have in the tenants direction. The letting agent we are dealing with is no exception (name supplied on request... PM me!).
Does anyone know of a 4 bedroom house for rental within 20 minutes of Woodcroft Schools that will accept dogs? Or does anyone fancy swapping their accommodation (that accepts dogs) within the above area for ours?
Any suggestions or comments would be gratefully received.