Is it legal to advertise two different prices?
This is not considered to be a rent range as you are stating two fixed prices.
Though not illegal in every state our advice is that neither rent bidding or ranging should be instigated by the owner as the conduct may contravene state legislation and also be a breach of Australian Consumer Law.
Why being pet-friendly is smart business
- A well-managed, pet friendly rental has the potential to deliver positive outcomes for those willing to introduce a ‘pets considered’ policy.
- Pet owning tenants may be prepared to negotiate special terms and conditions about their pets.
- Pet friendly properties may rent faster due to higher demand, potentially reducing your advertising spend.
- Tenants with pets can be more reliable long-term renters.
- Most Australians consider their pet to be part of the family and care for them accordingly, ensuring they are well groomed, socialised and that a high level of cleanliness is maintained.
- Pets come with a number of positive mental and physical health benefits for their owners which can help to foster more positive relationships within families and with neighbours.
- By making your property pet friendly you will be contributing to reduced euthanasia rates in Australia. Animal welfare agencies indicate as many as thirty per cent of dogs and cats are surrendered by owners who are unable to find suitable accommodation.
- You have the right to decide who you rent to and the pets you allow in your property. Allowing one tenant with a responsibly owned pet does not mean you will always be required to allow tenants with pets in your property.
For further information: Renting with Pets Landlord Fact Sheet (PDF)