How to Convince Landlord to Allow Cat?

​You’ve been thinking how nice it is to probably have a cat around your flat. Forgetting everything about this world, it is only you and the adorable little kitty you adopted from the shelter. Even forgetting about your apartment’s rules, and now you’re thinking hard if there’s any rule against keeping cats. Well, in any case! We’ve got your back. Here are tips on how to convince landlord to allow cats!

Top 5 Ways To Convince Your Landlord To Allow Pets

1. Ask politely

No beating around the bushes and ask upfront if you can keep a cat. Your landlord will appreciate the honesty. Do so in a very nice and courteous manner.

2. Do the necessary preparations

Make sure that your cat’s hygiene is on an upkeep. Use cat nail clippers to trim its nails. Trimmed nails mean your cat can cause little to no damage to property. Ensure that your cat is pleasant – in smell and in appearance. Keep your cat well-groomed at all times.

3. Show that your cat will not be harmful to other tenants

Prepare the necessary vet records. Show that your cat has received the necessary vet care like an anti-rabies vaccine and has been deworming your cat. Aside from vet care, see to it that your cat will be occupied at home. Purchase cat toys that are best suited for indoor cats. Doing so will keep your cat away from your neighbour’s business.

4. Let your landlord meet your cat

Show your landlord that your cat is such an adorable little harmless kitty. Tell your landlord where you are planning to set up the cat’s litter box, how you are planning to get rid of the waste, and how your cat isn’t going to bother anyone. Basically, ensure that your cat isn’t going to be neglected and will not become a source for problems.

5. Leverages

Usually, leverages settle the matter. It comes in many forms. Try which one of these will work for you and your cat!

A. Use your good reputation, say that you are a good tenant and that you pay on time.

B. You can offer to pay advanced rent deposit every month

C. Introduce the idea of pet rent! Offer to pay an additional $10-$20 for your cat’s rent!

D. Offer to get into an agreement where you will be extending your lease. It will surely save them the bother of looking for other tenants!

Round Up 

Keeping a good rapport with your landlord is key, before and even after you are allowed to have a cat around. If you are just about to move in with your cat, you can get references from your vet and from your previous landlords.  And that my friend is how to convince landlord to allow cats!

Rebecca Welters

Yes, I am that weird cat lady with 200 cats and live in the darkest corner of the city where no one dares to go! Joking! But I am a cat lover and have 2 Ragdoll cats called Toby, he's 3 years old and Dory, she's 8 years old. I'm 36 years old and live in the quiet town of Washington.

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