Vacancy rates in Calgary are at their highest in 12 years, with over
20,000 empty units (as of April 2016). Landlords may be missing a
golden opportunity to fill their rental property by opening their doors
– literally – to pets!
CALGARY, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alberta is in the midst of an economic slump and this is affecting
property rentals in a big way. Inventory is going up – less people are
moving to Calgary and many are moving out of Calgary. It’s a renters
market, with landlords competing for tenants in a shrinking pool.
Brad Henman, owner of the property rental website RentZa.ca has
noticed a trend that could point to a solution. “I’ve noticed that
properties listed as pet-friendly tend to receive five times as many
views as properties that don’t allow pets. With many pet owners finding
it difficult to find pet-friendly accommodations, pet-friendly
rentals are also snapped up quickly.”
If you are a landlord sitting with an empty rental unit, going
pet-friendly can open up an entire market of potential tenants, putting
you ahead of the competition.
Many landlords are reluctant to accept pets in their rentals due to the
potential for damage, but there are ways to protect your property, from
pet deposits to having tenants agree to scheduled monthly property
check-ups. Responsible pet owners won’t object to these measures – they
just want a place to call home with their furry family member.
Lack of pet-friendly accommodations in Calgary is an issue close to
Brad’s heart, and RentZa.ca is working to bring pet-loving
landlords together with pet-loving renters.
Find or advertise apartments, homes and condos for rent with RentZa. For
more information, visit the website at https://RentZa.ca
Rent a Property. Find Your Home.
Brad Henman, 403-978-0065