Will Any Landlord Take this Zookeeper Tenant?
By |Published On: 19th May 2016|

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Will Any Landlord Take this Zookeeper Tenant?

By |Published On: 19th May 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

If you are a landlord or letting agent in the Cardiff area, you may have recently received a letter from a zookeeper tenant looking for a rental property.

Will Any Landlord Take this Zookeeper Tenant?

Will Any Landlord Take this Zookeeper Tenant?

The problem is that the Bristol Zoo employee is not just seeking accommodation for himself; he also looks after some animals that have now retired from the zoo.

Stressing that the landlord must accept pets, he says: “I’ll need a large bathtub as I’m looking after the zoo’s famous Willy the Walrus now he’s in retirement.

“Also will need a large bird cage for my flamingo, preferably a room with good light exposure due to him needing African climate.

“Please do let me know of any properties you have.”

Responding to the bizarre request in an equally jovial tone, Keylet in Bristol suggests a seven-bedroom property with all en suites, so that Willy the Walrus can spend as much time in the bathroom as he needs.

The agent also notes that Willy can enjoy a short walk to a nearby lake to cool off on a hot day.

In the kitchen, there are two fridges and two ovens – perfect for keeping human and animal meals separate. And in the lounge is a large plasma TV – ideal for watching nature documentaries.

We wonder whether the tenant will book a viewing!

However, there may be a more suitable property for the zookeeper to take a look at. A little further into Wales, near Aberystwyth, is a real zoo for sale.

The property, complete with animals, is on the market for £650,000 (although it is listed with Rightmove, not Zoopla).

Are there any letting agents or landlords that have received an equally peculiar request from a prospective tenant? Let us know!

If you are considering allowing pets in your rental property, here are four things you need to know: https://www.justlandlords.co.uk/news/four-things-you-need-to-know-about-allowing-pets-in-your-properties/

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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