If you are an animal lover, your pets are like family. And of course, living without them is never an option.
That being said, finding a pet-friendly condominium isn’t the easiest thing to do. It does take a bit more time, organization, persuading skills and also, limits your options.
While finding pet-friendly condominiums might not be easy, the real struggle begins when pet owners start facing problems living with their furry friends and maintaining a harmonious relationship with their neighbours. Your contract might state that the property manager allowed you to move in with your pets but people living next to you might not be very pleased with it.
Sure, its none of their business, but you have to be very responsible when choosing a place to stay with your animal.
When you are looking for privately rented accommodation with your pet, there are a number of things you can do to make the house hunting process as simple as possible and to show prospective landlords and neighbours that you are a responsible pet owner.
Here are some tips to help you begin:
- Don’t leave your house hunting until the last minute.
There are a lot of things to plan and consider when moving into a home with a pet. Give yourself plenty of time to find a pet-friendly property, where you and your pet will be comfortable, and begin searching at least 6-8 weeks before you need to move out of your current home.
- Be as flexible as possible.
The more restrictive your search criteria are, the more difficult it will be for you to find a pet-friendly property. Try to be flexible on location and property type as this will increase your chances of finding somewhere for you and your pet to live.
- Develop a resume for your animal.
Be creative. Include breed, weight, height, age, whether your pet is spayed or neutered, personal hygiene, behaviour traits, training background, veterinarian’s name and phone number, and personal references. Give this resume to prospective landlords to gain their trust.
- Be honest.
This is the most important step in finding the perfect home for you and your pet. You must be honest with your potential landlord. They will find out if you have a secret pet, or that you have three cats instead of one.
- Gather references.
By providing a reference from your previous landlord, you can show that your pet is well behaved and has caused no problems at your previous property. This will demonstrate that you are a responsible pet owner.
- Introduce your pet to your landlord.
Meeting your pet in advance may put your landlord’s mind at ease. You could invite your landlord to your current home so they can see that your pet has caused no problems there. This is particularly important for dogs as it’s an opportunity to show your dog is well behaved.
- Show That You Are Responsible.
Because pet owners have a harder time finding a place to live, they often make great tenants and stay put longer. Don’t be afraid to discuss that with your potential landlord.
- Propose a Trial Period.
To convince your landlord, you might suggest a short-term trial period where they can observe how the animal is getting along in the space and then you can renegotiate your contract.
- Put it in writing.
If your landlord has given you permission to keep a pet in your property, make sure you get it in writing. You should ask for a clause to be added to your tenancy agreement and make sure that any ‘No Pets’ clauses are removed. This will prevent problems from arising in future.
Pet-friendly condos in Bonifacio Global City—BGC
Bonifacio Global City or more commonly referred to as BGC is a pet-friendly community. You will find that some areas, especially in High Street, have dedicated areas for stray cats where they can get rested and even fed. There are also organized pet parks where your off-leash dogs can socialize and play amongst each other.
However, when searching for apartments in the city, it’s important to take note that some buildings and condominium may not be pet-friendly. Having pets within its premises is usually decided by the board or the condominium corporation and may change without prior notice.
And so to save you time shortlisting the condominiums that you and your pet can consider moving into, we have gathered this information for you. Here’s an updated list of pet-friendly condominiums in Bonifacio Global City:
- 8 Forbestown Road
- Arya Residences
- Blue Sapphire Residences
- Bonifacio Ridge
- Crescent Park
- Essensa Towers
- Fairways Towers
- Fifth Avenue Place
- Forbeswood Parklane
- Forbeswood Heights
- Fort Victoria
- Fort Palm Springs
- Grand Hamptons
- Grand Hyatt Residences
- Horizon Homes
- Icon Plaza
- Madison Park West
- One Serendra
- One Uptown Residences
- One McKinley Place
- One & Two Maridien
- Pacific Plaza Towers
- Penhurst Parkplace
- Regent Parkway
- Sapphire Residences
- Seibu Tower
- South of Market
- The Beaufort
- The Fort Residences
- The Icon Residences
- The Suites at One Bonifacio High Street
- Trion Towers
- Two Serendra
- Uptown Ritz
- Uotown Parksuites
- Verve Residences
As an additional reminder, each building has their own house rules relating to pets (such as breed, size, and maximum number of pets) so make sure to check these with the Landlords or the building admins before signing your Lease Contract.
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Updated: May 28, 2022