Enquire about living with a pet when you first start looking into a particular property. That way, you won’t be disappointed if landlords won’t allow them further down the line.
Make sure that your pet is trained to pee outdoors and is not in the habit of ripping carpets and upholstery. If needed, ensure that any protective covers can be installed as soon as you move. Let your pet get used to the local area before moving if you already live close to it.
Ensure that your housemates are ok with your pet and do your best not to let your pet get into their private rooms. Get to know your local resources. Find some information on local vets, groomers, parks, and pet stores that way, you don’t need to scramble in an emergency.
There are various costs of moving with a pet. Here are some things to consider.
This includes a crate for cats and small dogs or efficient fish transportation. You may already have this from vacations or trips to the vet.
Some landlords charge extra for a pet to live at the property. This is generally because it is presumed that a pet will do some sort of damage at some point during their stay. Sometimes this fee only applies to clawed or big animals.
With pets, you will often need to pay an extra deposit - occasionally, as well as pet rent. This is to cover any damage that the pet might do - and of course, this may be entirely out of your control.
This will generally be the same amount as the deposit that you have paid for yourself. You could also offer a pet deposit to try to convince landlords who aren’t sure about permitting a pet.
Moving with a pet definitely entails more things to consider, but as long as you have a willing landlord, there’s no reason why you can’t do it!