New research has revealed the most pet-friendly cities in the UK for those wishing to rent with their furry friends, and it’s good news for owners renting in Southampton!
More and more people are finding out about the endless benefits of owning a pet. Providing us with companionship, unconditional love, and for some owners, a reason to get up and outside, pets are no doubt an important part of our lives.
It has previously been revealed that more than half of renting Britons (57% per cent) wanted a pet but couldn’t due to landlord or letting agents’ stipulations – therefore, missing out on the chance to share their lives with four-legged friend and preventing a pet from finding a good home.
A study conducted by Towergate Insurance analysed 25 major UK cities against 10 various criteria points to determine the most ‘pet-friendly’ locations for renters and their pets. These factors included pets per capita, as well as various aspects to determine the locations with pet-friendly rentals, such as: rentals with a private garden; rentals listed as ‘pets allowed’; affordable rent prices; and lack of neighbour complaints regarding pets.
Overall, the top ten most pet-friendly major cities were revealed as:
Winners per category
Top 3 cities for number of available rentals with a garden:
Top 3 cities for percentage of available rentals with a garden:
Top 3 cities for number of available rentals listed as ‘pets allowed’:
Top 3 cities for percentage of available rentals listed as ‘pets allowed’:
Top 3 cities for affordable rentals listed as ‘pets allowed’:
- Kingston upon Hull
Top 3 cities for lack of pet owner rent price ‘penalty’:
Top 3 cities for lack of neighbour complaints regarding pets: