Australian property portal Rent.com.au has launched Pet Resume, a new renting profile that allows tenants to promote their pets' best features to improve their chance of securing a property.
Following the successful launch of its personal renting profile Renter Resume, Rent.com.au
has extended its feature line-up to help pet owners put their pets in the best light
- through their very own resume.
The new feature allows prospective tenants to display a detailed summary of their pet’s best qualities: whether they’ve been vaccinated, registered or trained, all to improve the renter's chance of application success.
Insights from a recent Rent.com.au survey of more than 1,300 Australian renters found, overwhelmingly, that 42 per cent of renters found it ‘extremely difficult’ to find a place to rent which would also accept their pets, despite almost two thirds (or 63 per cent) of Australian households owning pets .
Rent.com.au Chief Executive Officer, Greg Bader said renters regularly face obstacles in their search for a pet-friendly property, a problem the portal is looking to fix.
“We are striving to bridge the gap between the overwhelming demand for pet-friendly rentals on one hand and the limited supply on another. For instance, more than half of the listings do not specify if pets are welcomed at all. When we surveyed over 700 property agents and landlords, around 80 per cent said they would consider pets if they were presented with all the information required. This is how the idea of Pet Resume was born.”