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Hello I've been offered a teaching position in the UK but theres no way I'm going without my dogs. Transport from Australia is easy. Just worried about finding rental property. There beautiful papillons- perfect. But I see that many landlords don't want pets. Help!!!!

 

 

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Keith and Linda    1,683
9 minutes ago, peonyrose1900 said:

I'm not sure yet but will be in the countryside. Outside of London.


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Pretty much anywhere in UK then!

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Unless the listing clearly states no pets/dogs it always worth asking. And making clear they are not big or loud and are well looked after (ie not left outside all day barking). Offering to pay a bigger deposit/bond can also help. And of course it'll be written in the contract to get carpets etc professionally cleaned when moving out. 

Your pool of properties will be smaller but you can find rentals that accept dogs. 

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Yes - I've been offered jobs from one side of the country to the other. But I'm starting to plan the move. Doing research etc. just concerned about renting with dogs there. Seems stricter than here in OZ.


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snifter    2,484

I think given most people keep their dogs inside in the UK it perhaps causes landlords to be a bit pickier. 

Go for more rural areas and chances are you'll find something. Consider putting the dogs into kennels for a few weeks if you need to while house hunting. 

Look for cottages on estates or large farms as they often rent out and don't mind dogs. Tbh when we rented we never had an issue, was just a case of keeping tabs on every new listing and the agents and making sure we were on their books to get an early viewing.

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VERYSTORMY    2,426

we moved back from oz last year and found it much more dog friendly. Had no issues finding a place to live. Dogs are welcome on public transport, in pubs, cafes hotels and even a lot of shops

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Toots    1,118
28 minutes ago, VERYSTORMY said:

we moved back from oz last year and found it much more dog friendly. Had no issues finding a place to live. Dogs are welcome on public transport, in pubs, cafes hotels and even a lot of shops

I remember taking our labrador into pubs and she used to travel from Liverpool down to London on the train with me when I visited my mother in law.

There are a few pubs in Sydney where dogs are allowed.  We used to take ours when we went to The Henson in Marrickville.

http://eatdrinkplay.com/sydney/10-best-sydney-dog-friendly-pubs/

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VERYSTORMY    2,426

When we first came back, we moved to the south east and were looking at some of the most desirable areas - Ascot and similar. Opted for Windsor. No problems finding lots of choice in any. Even had no problem with temporary accomodation for arrival via air bnb. My wife goes everywhere with him now.

I am currently working on a project near Newcastle and staying at a holiday park at Whitley Bay. Dog friendly. Today, while I am at work, the wife will get a bus - with the dog to Sunderland - to visit a museum - with the dog. Have lunch at a nice cafe with him.

He is even welcome in the pharmacy where she picks up my prescriptions

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I remember taking our labrador into pubs and she used to travel from Liverpool down to London on the train with me when I visited my mother in law.
There are a few pubs in Sydney where dogs are allowed.  We used to take ours when we went to The Henson in Marrickville.
http://eatdrinkplay.com/sydney/10-best-sydney-dog-friendly-pubs/
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Thanks great news thank you


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When we first came back, we moved to the south east and were looking at some of the most desirable areas - Ascot and similar. Opted for Windsor. No problems finding lots of choice in any. Even had no problem with temporary accomodation for arrival via air bnb. My wife goes everywhere with him now.
I am currently working on a project near Newcastle and staying at a holiday park at Whitley Bay. Dog friendly. Today, while I am at work, the wife will get a bus - with the dog to Sunderland - to visit a museum - with the dog. Have lunch at a nice cafe with him.
He is even welcome in the pharmacy where she picks up my prescriptions


Getting excited great news thankyou for sharing


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When we first came back, we moved to the south east and were looking at some of the most desirable areas - Ascot and similar. Opted for Windsor. No problems finding lots of choice in any. Even had no problem with temporary accomodation for arrival via air bnb. My wife goes everywhere with him now.
I am currently working on a project near Newcastle and staying at a holiday park at Whitley Bay. Dog friendly. Today, while I am at work, the wife will get a bus - with the dog to Sunderland - to visit a museum - with the dog. Have lunch at a nice cafe with him.
He is even welcome in the pharmacy where she picks up my prescriptions

Wow sounds great - getting more confident thx for sharing


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Unless the listing clearly states no pets/dogs it always worth asking. And making clear they are not big or loud and are well looked after (ie not left outside all day barking). Offering to pay a bigger deposit/bond can also help. And of course it'll be written in the contract to get carpets etc professionally cleaned when moving out. 
Your pool of properties will be smaller but you can find rentals that accept dogs. 

Than you


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Unless the listing clearly states no pets/dogs it always worth asking. And making clear they are not big or loud and are well looked after (ie not left outside all day barking). Offering to pay a bigger deposit/bond can also help. And of course it'll be written in the contract to get carpets etc professionally cleaned when moving out. 
Your pool of properties will be smaller but you can find rentals that accept dogs. 

Thank you


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When we first came back, we moved to the south east and were looking at some of the most desirable areas - Ascot and similar. Opted for Windsor. No problems finding lots of choice in any. Even had no problem with temporary accomodation for arrival via air bnb. My wife goes everywhere with him now.
I am currently working on a project near Newcastle and staying at a holiday park at Whitley Bay. Dog friendly. Today, while I am at work, the wife will get a bus - with the dog to Sunderland - to visit a museum - with the dog. Have lunch at a nice cafe with him.
He is even welcome in the pharmacy where she picks up my prescriptions

Wow that's awesome- looking forward to being able to do that. Cheers


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Taff    43

Late I know, but still. When I rented out my UK property, (Cornwall,) when I emigrated, I told the letting agents I PREFERED dog owners.

We're a better class of people. ;)

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I have service dogs for my PTDS- does any one know of the rule and regulations regarding service dogs? In accommodation and rentals etc. what are the laws in the UK.


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snifter    2,484

 Some housing associations will not allow pets but I'd expect you will be looking at private rentals at which case its at the landlords discretion if they allow them or not. Lots will, lots won't. Some prefer renting to people with dogs over people with kids. 

Also in some buildings if they are flats or some such they may possibly limit or not allow dogs/cats etc in the small print. 

I think you'll be fine renting privately and would find something to suit. May take a bit longer or require a bit of a bigger bond but I can't see it being an issue. 

I'd just ensure wherever you are you find a decent vet (one that offers a 24 hour on call or is part of a local vet share group that rotate through the practices each night) and can access some walks etc with ease for them. Its not like Aus at all re dog parks etc and many footpaths, public rights of way and countryside (following the rules there re livestock etc) to walk dogs in. 

 

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VERYSTORMY    2,426

I believe service dogs are covered in the Disability Discrimination Act making is an offence to discriminate against you for having them. 

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snifter    2,484

OP, there is this for info wise

http://www.assistancedogs.org.uk/law/

Do you have paperwork stating they are service dogs? This site seems to refer to guide dogs and the like but am sure you could find out more about your type of service dog. Perhaps email them and ask. 

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