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The best pet friendly developments in London

Searching for the perfect rental apartment can take time and at some points, be tirelessly exhausting too. The average time it takes to find a suitable rental property usually takes around one-two months, for those of us who are searching for pet-friendly rentals, this process can take much longer.

Thankfully, on the 28th January 2021, the UK Government announced that a new standard tenancy agreement would be introduced to help renters find rented accommodation even if they have pets, following on from a rise in renters needing to rehome their furry friends or wait longer to find a pet-friendly property that suits them.

This does mean that if you and your pet(s) are looking for a rental property, you will need to tell your landlord in advance. If they object, they must do so in writing within 28 days of your written pet request. This will need to provide a valid reason, for example, the property size or the property surroundings which would make the property impractical for pets.

While only 7% of private landlords currently advertise pet-friendly properties, this new move will mean that landlords will now be unable to issue a blanket ban on pets. As a nation of animal lovers, it’s excellent to see more London developments becoming pet friendly, with some even offering services to help you look after your pet!

To make the process of your rental property search much easier, we’ve listed some of our top pet-friendly rentals in London so you can find your pawfect place to live in no time.

Sailmakers – Canary Wharf, E14

The Sailmakers development offers high-quality rental homes just a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf. Based in the Sailmakers development is Ostro Tower, which sets a new benchmark in Canary Wharf living, offering a wealth of luxurious amenities and facilities like no other.

Residents of Sailmakers will benefit from a residents lounge, business lounge, gym, cinema and club room. As well as boasting top of the range amenities, Sailmakers also offers onsite services including help moving in, laundry, cleaning, personal training and, most importantly, pet sitting!

Nine Elms Point – Nine Elms, SW8

Situated on the South Bank, Nine Elms has recently developed into an incredible residential development and is considered to be Europe’s largest regeneration zone, having created around 25,000 new jobs, improved transport links, restaurants, schools and green public spaces with landscaped gardens.

Nine Elms is rapidly becoming not only one of the most exciting places to live in London, but it is also developing into a creative and technological centre. Over the last 30 years, regeneration has been taking place at an impressive rate, to bring Nine Elms into the forefront of the residential hierarchy.

Nine Elms offers exceptional pet friendly homes in this growing area of London. Residents can enjoy the use of exclusive facilities including a cinema, fitness suite, private dining room and 24-hour concierge.

pets on sofa

Ability Place – Canary Wharf, E14

Home to over 70,000 people, Canary Wharf offers great transport links, impressive architecture and first-class shopping, restaurants, eateries and some great cocktail bars. Close to Canary Wharf, Ability Place boasts luxury living and spacious open-plan living with over 600 apartments set over 21 floors, with a mixture of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom. The modern apartments offer incredible views of Canary Wharf and Greenwich and are even pet friendly.

Ability Place offers an array of onsite facilities including a gym, steam room, spa, sauna, jacuzzi, secure parking and a 24-hour concierge service. Nearby to Ability Place are an impressive selection of transport links and local amenities, including numerous bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets.

Riverlight – Nine Elms, SW11

Also located in the South Bank district, Riverlight is an exciting new residential development in the heart of Nine Elms. Riverlight offers stylish riverside living in vibrant Nine Elms. This development boasts landscaped gardens, water features, cafes and restaurants as well as exclusive residents facilities including a gym, pool, spa, club lounge, cinema and secure underground parking.

With the relatively new addition of Riverside Gardens, there are plenty of pleasant dog-walking routes nearby. If you’re yet to find a furry friend, you’ll be pleased to know that Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Rescue Centre (commonly referred to as Battersea Dogs Home) is a mere eight minute walk away from the Riverlight development, which has been featured many a time on Paul O’Grady’s ‘For The Love Of Dogs’.

Royal Wharf – Royal Docks, E16

Located in the E16 district within the Royal Docks, Royal Wharf is an entirely new neighbourhood with parks, squares, leisure facilities and commercial and retail units (with many shops and restaurants to come). There’s a mix of apartments and townhouses to choose from, and residents also enjoy access to many onsite amenities including a gym, swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and leisure areas.

As the only enterprise zone in London, and one of only 48 in the country, the location sets to boost the UK’s economy, whilst attracting substantial foreign investment. 

The best news yet? Royal Wharf is a pet-friendly development, however, to be able to keep a pet at Royal Wharf you will need to obtain a pet licence.

Discover Our Pet-Friendly Properties in London

Living in London doesn’t mean you can’t have your furry companion alongside. In fact, more and more London developments are beginning to become pet-friendly.

This is no surprise considering the exciting multitude of pet expos and events throughout London, including the Dog’s Life Pet Market & Show, National Pet Show, London Dog Week and even a Dog Friendly Cinema at Picturehouse Cinema, which allows you to take your pet along to a regular movie screening. If you’re looking to home a dog but not sure which breed is best for you, the Discover Dogs event is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and find your perfect furry match, with over 200 types of dog breeds attending the event each October.

If you’re looking for a new home to rent with pets in London or would like to have pets in the future, we’d be more than happy to help find a suitable apartment for you. At JOHNS&CO we’re a fast growing, innovative London estate agency with seven offices across the city. We consider it our responsibility to know the London property market inside out, and we’re committed to providing the very best service to everyone we come in contact with. Get in touch with us to discuss our pet friendly properties.

Riverlight

Royal Wharf – Royal Docks, E16

 

Located in the E16 district within the Royal Docks, Royal Wharf is an entirely new neighbourhood with parks, squares, leisure facilities and commercial and retail units (with many shops and restaurants to come). There’s a mix of apartments and townhouses to choose from, and residents also enjoy access to many onsite amenities including a gym, swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and leisure areas.

As the only enterprise zone in London, and one of only 48 in the country, the location sets to boost the UK’s economy, whilst attracting substantial foreign investment. 

The best news yet? Royal Wharf is a pet friendly development, however, to be able to keep a pet at Royal Wharf you will need to obtain a pet licence.

Royal Wharf

Discover Our Pet Friendly Properties

Living in London doesn’t mean you can’t have your furry companion alongside. In fact, more and more London developments are beginning to become pet-friendly.

If you’re looking for a new home to rent with pets in London or would like to have pets in the future, we’d be more than happy to help find a suitable apartment for you. At JOHNS&CO we’re a fast growing, innovative London estate agency with seven offices across the city. 

We consider it our responsibility to know the London property market inside out, and we’re committed to providing the very best service to everyone we come in contact with. Get in touch with us to discuss our pet friendly properties.