Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, however, only one in 20 rental properties in New South Wales are currently being advertised as pet-friendly, according to research from

VIA – Property Observer (November 12, 2018)

Their survey of 70,000 rental properties and 100,000 pet resumes has found only five per cent in NSW explicitly allow pets, despite over 60 per cent of Australian households having pets. chief executive Greg Bader says it’s a disappointing result.

“As a general rule, rental properties are not pet-friendly, which is interesting as research consistently shows that the value of having pets is huge.

“With so many of us generally owning pets, it’s a real equity issue.”

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