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To dog or not to dog?

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« on: August 13, 2020, 07:03:02 PM »

Tenant asked me if they can have a small dog for their son. 
I had a dog before and I know that the house does smell. 
Reservation I have is what happens if they leave in a year when their contract ends cause their kid will change schools, and how easy it would be for me to clean it after they go. Also the dog may chew on carpets etc and it may be considered wear and tear cause they would have been in my house for 5 years.

Advise please?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 08:16:10 AM »

Flip a coin?
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 08:17:36 AM »

"dog" as a verb is not [supposed to be] for this forum.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020, 10:29:51 AM »

Blimey,this was an eye-catching title! As regards allowing a small dog,if the tenants have been responsible people for several years,and they have had the manners to ask you before going ahead,I would agree.Doggie smell is from carpets,and maybe sofas (in my house my own bedding too) so you can make it plain that the costs of having the place shampooed will be deducted from the deposit if necessary.Small dogs don't usually pong too much.Worrying about what they might do in a year is pointless,live for today.I have a small psychopathic non-smelly Jack Russell that might suit them.
I'm off to get my wellies on to go dogging before the storm arrives.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2020, 06:39:21 PM »

Reservation I have is what happens if they leave in a year when their contract ends cause their kid will change schools,

If you let them have a dog, they may be less likely to move, because there are fewer landlords who allow dogs, especially with new tenants. If they do move, what's the cost of a carpet clean at the end of six years' regular rent? Chances are you'll be redecorating anyway, at least to some extent, so your property will mostly smell of fresh paint.
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