Tenant wants to get a bird or two!

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10:57 AM, 17th May 2016
About 2 years ago

Tenant wants to get a bird or two!

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Tenant wants to get a bird or two!

budgieI have a tenant who has enquired as to whether we will allow them to keep a budgie in the property. Not having any personal experience re having a bird as a pet I wondered if any other Property118 people have experience of this particular choice of pet and whether there is anything that we should consider before responding to the request.

Many thanks

Alison



Comments

Rob Crawford

13:04 PM, 17th May 2016
About 2 years ago

I wouldn't worry too much about budgies but it's worth restricting the number to one or two. If you have a no pets clause ask for the request to be put in writing so that you can respond with your permission accordingly. Budgies like to nibble the tops of curtains and furniture so it may be worth making a condition that will cover their replacement. I always add a clause for any pet that states they must be fed, cleaned and looked after iaw recommended guidelines. I would also increasing the deposit to cover additional cleaning, its amazing where their faeces can turn up! If it's a house share, I would not approve as allergies may effect existing and deter / future tenants.

Gary Dully

15:06 PM, 17th May 2016
About 2 years ago

Budgies are okay.

But they don't like cats.

It's the pigeons, cockerels,geese and turkeys that are a nuisance.
But the worst are those pesky swans!

They attack postmen!

Gillian Schifreen

9:54 AM, 21st May 2016
About 2 years ago

I've got a couple of emus and I certainly wouldn't recommend them in a house 🙂 But budgies, not a problem.

Nick Pope

11:40 AM, 21st May 2016
About 2 years ago

I've just had a new tenant move in who has a 12ft boa constrictor. It's kept in a vivarium but apparently comes out in the evening to sit on owners lap to watch TV. (Blackadder perhaps?).

I've charged an increased deposit but have not told the neighbours!

SimonP SimonP

16:55 PM, 21st May 2016
About 2 years ago

My sister keeps birds. Unless they are kept in cages, they s**t all over the place (outside the cages, I meant, they still s**t all over the place but inside their own homes not yours) and even worse, they like to nibble at telephone wires and internet wires. Be prepared to have the telephone engineers come in to replace wiring at YOUR expense.

brian clement

23:16 PM, 21st May 2016
About 2 years ago

Say NO to budgies. Those pretty little things will cause so much damage to your flat. Its just not worth it. Rent to someone else and have a 'no pet policy' written in your tenancy agreement.


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