ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT …RELOCATING WITH A PET
Paper and rules to import a pet to UK have eased a lot since January 2012. You just need to check that your pet is up to date with its immunization schedule and you will be allowed to drive through the Channel with it without any trouble. Beware! If you don’t have a car, transportation for pets from Europe to London is a little bit more tricky. Ferries companies only accept pets for passengers travelling by car. As a passenger travelling by foot, they won’t accept your pet. Eurostar doesn’t accept any pets on board, and main airlines companies refuse also pets travelling with their owner. You will be asked to use the services of accredited companies to send your pet by plane for a very expensive price.
Welcome Home London tested for you alternative routes to relocate your pet to London for a reasonable price. We can advise you to opt for an affordable option.
RENTING ISSUE WHEN RELOCATING WITH PETS
Some landlords refuse to rent their home to tenants with pets. Legally, landlords are unable to include a blanket ‘no pets’ clause in contracts, due to the Unfair Terms in Customer Contracts Regulations 1999. Therefore all pets must be pre-approved by the landlord, and acceptance is at the landlords discretion, although they should not unreasonably withhold consent (such as in the case of a small goldfish, for example). Be prepared to have to pay a higher deposit, this would typically be another two weeks rent on top of the standard deposit. You can also be asked to pay for a pet specialised professional cleaning at the end of the tenancy.