I am wanting some advice on renting in the inner western suburbs of Sydney with a small 5 kg dog. I have read that most pet-friendly rentals are around the Mascot area, which would be perfect because I have a job offer at Sydney airport. When I select ‘pet-friendly’ on the realestate.com search function for Mascot and surrounding suburbs it brings up about 70 different properties, which seems quite a few. However, I am concerned about how many other people would also be applying for pet-friendly rentals and what the competition for the property is likely to be like. I would not want to find myself in a position where I was desperate to find somewhere to live and had to re-home my dog, and if this is a possible outcome then I will decline the job offer.
“When I select ‘pet-friendly’ on the internet property website search function for Mascot and surrounding suburbs it brings up about 70 different properties, which seems quite a few.”
I don’t see what the problem is. Seriously? You are worried because there are too many properties on offer? Most new apartments these days default to the pet-friendly option … that way they aren’t cutting out 30 percent of potential tenants.
The potential problem I’m concerned with is the number of people applying for the property that you would be competing with to secure the property. I do not know if this is an issue, or not. I was simply hoping to get feedback from anybody renting in Sydney with pets to hear about their experiences.