Pets and Children
Unfortunately, many owners are overly cautious when renting their properties and put restrictions on their tenants. It has generally been difficult to find apartments that allow cats and dogs as many have management (strata) by-laws preventing them. It is however getting easier as times go by and smaller complexes and private homes are more reasonable. Even if landlords of these properties place restrictions on pets and occasionally small children, these restrictions can sometimes be over-come, by offering a larger damage/security deposit, usually around an additional $500.00. Note however that sometimes this is taken as a non-refundable fee to cover cleaning and full sanitizing for pet dander.