Guest nicandchris

impossible to rent with dogs?

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    Guest nicandchris

    Hi we are due to be relocating to Adelaide next august and my partner is adament that he is taking our four dogs. He would be heart broken to leave them and really wouldnt want to actually relocate if he had to leave them behind. Ok no problem but im hearing that the inital renting period ie approx 6months to a year before buying somewhere would be very difficult with them. Can anyone make me feel any better about this or will it be impossible?:arghh:

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    Guest Guest75

    Hiya

     

    It's not as bad as you think but it does narrow your chances for long term rentals I'd say.

     

    Our last guests have a dog that arrived the day they moved into their long term rental in Seaford.They had acceptance of another rental as well.

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    Guest nicandchris
    Hiya

     

    It's not as bad as you think but it does narrow your chances for long term rentals I'd say.

     

    Our last guests have a dog that arrived the day they moved into their long term rental in Seaford.They had acceptance of another rental as well.

    hi ok that helps. Ive just read some other posts that if you have over two dogs then you need a permit from the council, is that difficult? clearly the dogs will be in quarantine for the 30 days when we arrive giving us some time to find a place. We want somewhat a little more rural maybe the hills? So ill let hime know anyway many thanks

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    Guest Flowers

    All dogs need to be registered with the council - yearly rates depends on your council.

    The number of dogs you are allowed to have seems to depend mainly on the size and type of dog and size and type of property, who your council is and your neighbours!

     

    The dog and cat management board of SA is a start www.dogsncats.asn.au/

     

    I guess you've worked out that flights and 1st 6 months accomodation will probably cost more for your doggies than you & your partner?!

    :err:

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    Guest Drumms

    Our friends moved over last year with a dog and 2 cats. It did restrict the property search, but they did find one. Good luck!

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Nic and chris.

    We moved over with our 2 westies and got a rental with no problem.

    Most dogs live outside here but we got special permisision off the landlord to have them inside cause of the size and that they are very quiet.

    We had to provide pictures of our old house, the dogs play area and a letter off the vet about there temperment.

    To be honest though i think that you may have problems with 4 dogs.

    What breed are they ??

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    Guest WhatNow?

    As has been said, you have to register your dogs here and you are permited two dogs per household as a starting point. Local councils vary in their attitude to applications for more. I have a neighbour whose has an elderly dog and she got easement to allow her to have two younger dogs in addition. Unfortunately they are causing problems by their unrestrained barking and the council have told her that if the complaints are substantiated or she does not co-operate by allowing them to be monitored, she will lose her easement, not just at the moment but for good - i.e. any future applications for easement will be turned down. As another member has said, it is not impossible to get a rental with dogs, but you will have less choice and those available tend to be at the lower end of the market. How a landlord (or your neighbours) will view 4 dogs, I'm not sure! Depending on where you work, you may be able to consider a more rural property out of the metropolitan area, where there may not be such tight restrictions. Are there any members who live 'out in the sticks' might have experience of this?

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    Guest Manny

    I think you will stuggle a little with 4 dogs, we have just sold our house and we are now looking for a rental we have a very small (fit in your handbag) size dog and we are struggling to find a landlord to accept us in the decent properties, a lot of rentals that are on the market categorically state no dogs or pets negotiable, or well behaved pets only obviously they are worried that the dogs will wreck their house and furnishings if you agree to have the dogs outside you might stand a better chance but again a landlord will be concerned that they will trash the garden, so I do think you may find it tough.

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    You could try contacting a realestate agent that specialises in country/rural properties, such as Country Estates Hills & Country Specialists - Find Real Estate in Cambrai and ask them if they know of any places to rent ( had a quick look on their site and they don't seem to have a rental section). I think you are more likely to be able to find somewhere where the dogs will be allowed in rural areas, than in suburbia.

     

    Friends of ours who moved here about 7 years ago found trouble finding a place to rent with one dog, so they ended up buying quickly instead - you can complete on a house purchase here in 30 days, so feasible that you could arrive, find a place to buy, and be moved in within less than 6 weeks, and leave the dogs in kennels until then!

     

    Good luck anyway

    Diane

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    Guest WhatNow?

    I agree Diane, but it's still a lottery as to whether the council will approve of anyone having 4 dogs in a property and if it only takes a neighbour to shop them (and someone eventually will) they are taking a big risk considering the emotional attachment and the cost of bringing them over....

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    I guess it depends on the dog breed and size, dog age, and location of the property. You need to find a place out in the hills (without close neighbours!), and perhaps contact the local council by email to check their rules. For instance Adelaide Hills Council say:

    HOW MANY DOGS CAN BE KEPT:

    Council by-laws generally limit the number of dogs that can be kept per household to two, however application in writing can be made to have this number increased. Special conditions apply.

    This other forum also has some interesting comments: http://www.dolforums.com.au/lofiversion/index.php/t89595.html

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    Guest the garnetts

    hi we brought our dog over last year. No problem with rental, Agent said because we had spent so much bringing her over we would have no problems. 1st house we saw brand new house, which said no dogs, we got, We have since built and have own house.

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    Guest nicandchris

    Thanks everybody your advice is a big help. We were hoping to rent/buy are more rural house which doesnt have neighbours close by. It may be that we keep our dogs in kennels here in the UK for a couple of months and then send them over after weve bought somewhere. However i hearing that even buying might be difficult before three months is up without permenant reseidency? Its a minefield isnt it!

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    Guest mimasawrus

    Hi

     

    We arrived here in Oct 09 and we brought 3 dogs with us, we would nit have come if we could not have brought our dogs. We used Petair for there travel and they were fabulous and quarentine in Melbourne really looked after our dogs, even my sort of disabled sausage dog. We arrived and had a holiday rental for two weeks the dogs were in quarentine at this time and we had to find a rental in that fortnight. We decided as we had the dogs we would have to put up with something that we maybe would not have normally chosen, but we decided that as we were going to build our own we would have to put up with it for the first year. As we had the three dogs we were mainly offered older properties, but we managed to secure a rental within 11 days of arriving, which was fab. The rental is ok but we will realy appreciate our own new house when finished hopefully in October. With regards to registrering your dogs we live in Aldinga Beach and so have to register with Onkaparinga Council, we wrote a letter to the Councxil regarding our dogs and they then sent a ranger round to check we were secure and that there was enough room for our dogs and he said it was absolutely fine. We have just in fact renewed their rego with no trouble because you have to do it 1/7/ every year. So it is all possible if you can take a bit of stress and believe me having your dogs here makes all the difference. I would not have been able to leave mine behind and would not have settled half as well if I had to Good Luck Laura x:)

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    Guest Candiceno1

    Hey

    we had put our house on the market and wanted to rent for 12 months until we deceded what to do next but with 2 boxer dogs and a cat we found it near on impossible to find anywhere to fit us and accept the dogs. Needless to say house is off the market and we are staying put!!

     

    Good luck though :err:

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    we understand your dilemma as we just arrived here on 1st february,after much diliberation decided to leave our pets behind in the uk as they were too old to travel and my parents said they would adopt them~so they went to a good home.

    Just concerned for you as we had trouble finding a rental full stop,never mind one that allowed animals!

    Have you been to Australia before? nice romantic idea of living in the sticks but usually the reality is far different from your ideal! miles from anywhere,alone,cattle around~4 dogs!!!

    On the bright side we bought our house (as we couldn't find a short term rental) we had only been here ten days and we decided to buy! we moved in a fortnight later!! we grabbed the bull by the horns and realised if it's a wrong decision at least we can sell and though sellings costly it's not wasting money on rent. perhaps you should consider buying.

    We have since been here for 5 months and have adopted a dog from the rspca 2 months ago,you do need to register them,this cost is reduced for them being desexed/microchipped,trained...if you have had any of this done certificated need to be shown in order to get a reduction.This has to be done yearly and like someone else said theres a limit of 2 dogs with exceptions_you really need to ask before you bring them.It's also been mentioned about nuisance dogs,they basically call to see you if neighbours complain about too much barking! If it continues they remove the dog/dogs.

    I don't want to sound negative but it's hard enough adjusting to a new life without the added strain of even getting a roof over your heads/worries of pets been taken from you.

    I hope this helps,i miss my pets back home my eldest cat was 19 and i know shes much better off with my mum,the move would of killed her.

    Good luck

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    Guest nicandchris

    hi there thanks for this reponse. Its difficult isnt it...ive been to Aussie and lived there for a year (backpacking tho) and know a little about the way of life etc. however my partner hasnt even been on a plane! Im a little concerned about the dogs but it really would break my partners heart to leave them (and me too for my little cocker spaniel) but also stressed about not being able to find anywhere to live with them (and we have a four and a half month son to think about too). Did you manage to get a morgage so early then? Ive got a job contract but ive heard that we may not be able to get a morgage until weve been in aussie a few months? well be selling the house here so potentially would be able to put a deposit down. god its a minefield and i dont know what to do! ps however just met my manager yesterday who highlighted the severity of the York NHS job situation here and basically my (and many other nurses i know) is at risk anyway so prob moving is the best thing to do anyway!!

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