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Before renting a property, a tenant should seek permission from the property manager/owner to keep a pet.

A tenant can only keep a pet on the property if the tenancy agreement states pets are allowed. It may also state the number and type of pets that may be kept and whether the pet can be kept inside or outside the property.

Tenants should consider if the property is suitable for pets (e.g. enough room, fencing, pet doors) and if their pet could cause any damage to the property (e.g. torn screens or lawn damage).

The issue of pest control should also be considered.

A separate pet bond cannot be charged.

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