In growing years, the demand for pet-friendly rental apartments across the UK has skyrocketed. Finding a selection of the best pet-friendly landlords to meet your needs can be difficult though.

Whether you want to move to the capital or another major city, you’ll need to thoroughly check the pet policy of your potential new home.

Despite more and more rental developments offering pet-friendly lets, many landlords still penalise pet owners with additional fees and rules.

So, here’s a list to help.

Discover seven of the best pet-friendly landlords across the UK offering stylish properties in London, Manchester, Glasgow and beyond – including all of our properties.

Essential Living

As the first pet-friendly, build-to-rent landlord in the UK, Essential Living offers a personalised service tailored to you and your pet.

When you rent with us, you can look forward to no surprise fees or rules as a pet owner.

All of our properties are pet-friendly, whichever corner of London you want to live in:

We understand how important your furry friends are, which is why we also offer additional pet services.

Our dedicated team can help you find the best dog walkers, pet groomers and pet sitters in the area.

We also organise regular group dog walks – a great way to get to know your neighbours and explore your new neighbourhood.


With a few different rental developments across the UK, PLATFORM_ are a good choice if you’re looking for a pet-friendly landlord.

With long term leases available and a selection of communal facilities, you and your pet can create a cosy home.

All PLATFORM_ apartments feature smart technology, such as keyless access, smart thermostats and lighting dials, giving you more control.

If you plan on moving into a PLATFORM_ apartment with your pet, make sure you enquire about the pet policy. Although all of the developments are pet-friendly, you may face an additional monthly charge added to your rent.

The Exeter Southernhay Gardens apartments are located in the heart of the historic city, so you can enjoy the nearby bars, cafés and Princesshay shopping quarter. Developments in Glasgow and Sheffield are coming soon.


Grainger has pet-friendly apartments in many different UK cities..

Many of Grainger’s properties are pet-friendly, but certain developments have a strict no-pet policy. It is best to clarify the terms before you (and your pet) rent an apartment with them.

Brook Place in Sheffield is conveniently located within walking distance of the city centre and parklands – ideal if you’re looking for a dog walking route.

Alternatively, you can live in the heart of Bristol city centre at the Hawkins & George development, with scenic views over the waterfront and Castle Park.

Get Living

Offering no surprise fees or deposits for pet owners, Get Living is a good pet-friendly landlord to choose if you are thinking of living in Manchester.

New Maker Yards is situated on the border of Manchester city centre and Salford, so you can make the most of the creative scenes of both places.

You and your pet will feel right at home in this waterfront development. You’ll be a short walk away from some of the city’s most stylish restaurants and bars in Spinningfields, plus some picturesque canal walking routes to enjoy if you have a dog.

There’s even a calendar of resident events if you feel like meeting your neighbours (and other furry friends!).


Predominantly based in the North of England and Scotland, most of the rental apartments by Moda are pet friendly.

Moda offers a thorough pet policy, making it easy for you and your furry friend to rent with them.

While house cats, small dogs and house rabbits are allowed, certain other animals are not accepted.

There are designated pet-friendly floors in their developments, so make sure you confirm the rules before moving in with your pet.

You can experience views across Manchester’s skyline in Angel Gardens and enjoy stylish amenities, like an on-site gym, library and flexible working spaces.

You’ll also have an array of independent cafés, bars and shops right on your doorstep.

Or choose to live in the new The Lexington development along Princes Dock in Liverpool. The apartments feature art deco styling influences and there’s a rooftop garden area to lounge on.

Dandara Living

Thanks to the array of additional services tailored to you, Dandara Living makes renting easy. You’ll have the freedom to personalise your apartment to suit your tastes and choose a tenancy length to match your circumstances.

Pets are allowed in some of Dandara Living’s developments, but not all of them. You’ll need to check with the team about the pet policy before you and your pet settle into your new home.

If you are looking for a pet-friendly landlord in Birmingham, Aston Place is centrally located. Birmingham New Street Station and the Bullring shopping centre are just around the corner from the development. Meet with other residents and pets in the communal social spaces.

Legal & General

Legal & General has a portfolio of homes to rent across the UK.

Pet owners and their furry friends are welcome in selected apartments, but you will face an additional monthly charge on your rent for maintenance costs.

Before you choose to move in, you’ll need to check that you and your pet are the right fit. Most small pets are allowed, but there are restrictions on certain breeds and types of pets.

The Slate Yard in Salford was the first rental development in Manchester to allow pets. You’ll benefit from flexible contracts to suit your lifestyle, outdoor spaces, a resident’s lounge, coworking facilities, and more.

Alternatively, Mustard Wharf offers similar services and stylish amenities, located in the heart of Leeds.

There’s a rooftop garden to enjoy with new-found friends and your pooch, as well as a private dining room you can book for events.

Finding a Pet-Friendly Landlord

If the seven pet-friendly landlords we’ve featured in this blog article don’t quite match your lifestyle and destination, it’s never been easier to discover pet-friendly landlords online.

Due to the rising number of pet owners and pet-friendly lets, many property websites have introduced advanced filters, helping you narrow down your search.

The residential property portal, Movebubble, will make your search easy if you’re looking for a pet-friendly rental in London or Manchester. Download the app and select the ‘pet friendly’ filter to show the latest available rentals.

You’ll also find an advanced filter on the Zoopla website. Simply search the area you want to live in, then select ‘pets allowed’ in the filters.

OpenRent is an alternative nationwide rental platform to Zoopla. Type in your preferred UK city and tick ‘accept pets’ in the advanced filters. The website features private rentals by landlords, letting you bypass the unnecessary admin of estate agents.

Pet-Friendly Landlords in the UK

When you choose to rent with Essential Living, you’ll benefit from a personalised service, stylish apartments to suit your tastes, communal spaces to enjoy when you want, and regular social events.

As a pet-friendly landlord, you and your furry friend will feel right at home in our London developments.

Want to learn more about living with us? Request a viewing in one of our properties and look forward to finding the perfect new home for you and your pet.

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Tilly Martin


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