5 Reasons Why Pet Friendly Apartments Are The Future Of Renting

Inspiration, 18 March 2019

The UK is a pet friendly nation, with 45% of households including a pet. Dogs are the most popular companion, with 29% of households owning one, while cats come second, at 18%.

However, pets are not so popular with landlords. In fact, a survey by SpareRoom found a massive 78% of renters had experienced difficulty finding a pet friendly property, while 69% of landlords reported that they didn’t allow pets.

At Anaconda Cut, we think pets are great! We really value all the benefits and love they bring to a person’s life. That’s why we offer pet friendly apartments, subject to an additional pet deposit, for up to two pets per household. What’s more, Anaconda Cut offers a pet concierge service, so you can rest assured that your furry friends are being well looked after while you’re out and about.

Here are 5 reasons why pet friendly apartments represent the future of renting.

1 – Pets improve wellbeing

As the wellness industry booms, everyone is looking for ways they can improve their overall wellbeing. Owning a pet is a great way to look after your mental health. Stroking an animal has been shown to reduce blood pressure and release endorphins, and dogs in particular have become renowned for their emotional support benefits. Pets may be a bit more effort than, say, a houseplant, but they bring so many benefits – over 90% of owners surveyed by SpareRoom reported feeling happier as a result of having a pet.

2 – Pets reduce loneliness

Today’s workforce seeks flexibility, and people often live in several different cities over the years as they follow their career. This increasingly nomadic lifestyle can make it difficult to make meaningful connections, and loneliness is on the rise. Owning a pet, however, reduces loneliness. You always have someone to come home to at the end of the day, and your pet also provides an instant talking point. Whether it’s through meeting people while out dog walking or simply showing a photo of your four-legged chum as an icebreaker, animals are a great way to forge human relationships, too.

3 – Pets increase fitness

Dogs are great motivators for getting active. No matter the weather, or the state of your head after those Friday night drinks, man’s best friend will always need regular walks. Some park run events welcome dogs, too, if you want to take your exercise to the next level. You don’t have to become a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits of pet ownership, however. The Blue Cross reports that even staying in and playing with a pet is a good way of getting some gentle exercise.

4 – Pet friendly apartments provide stability

As Build to Rent (BtR) communities become increasingly popular, the norms of rental agreements also evolve. Renters want to be able to take control of their lifestyle and not be beholden to the whims of a landlord who might suddenly sell their property. Purpose built communities like Anaconda Cut, however, provide stability through secure tenancies and pet friendly apartments, meaning you can rest assured that both you and your furry friend will have a place to call home for as long as you want.

5 – Pet friendly apartments demonstrate trust

Nobody likes to feel like their landlord doesn’t trust them. Whether it’s costly deposits and the expectation that you’ll leave the property in a worse state than you found it, or a blanket ban on pets, traditional landlord and tenant relationships can be tense and mistrustful. We trust our tenants and want to enhance their lifestyles, not limit them – and a big part of that is welcoming pets. Our commitment to pet friendly renting goes so far as to care for your animals while you’re out and about, using our unique pet concierge service.

Interested in making Anaconda Cut home for you and your pet? Contact the team today about our pet friendly apartments.

5 Reasons Why Pet Friendly Apartments Are The Future Of Renting
5 Reasons Why Pet Friendly Apartments Are The Future Of Renting
5 Reasons Why Pet Friendly Apartments Are The Future Of Renting

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