I have very good tenants, been about 2 years and plan to stay for a long time. Rent on time, property maintained etc.
They want to rehome a pet snake belonging to their family. A 4ft royal python I’ve been told.
I’d hate to say no, but really worried about the snake escaping and all that. They have said they’ll get a good enclosure etc. but I’m not sure yet.
- Would you allow a pet snake in your property?
- If yes, what sort of things would you insist on?
- Do insurance companies frown at these type of pets?
I want to help them as much as I can, but not sure whether it’s something I may regret if anything goes wrong.
Tessa Shepperson has a very detailed page on her website regarding animals and clauses specific to each animal
I know nothing about snakes . I would want to know what seurity arrangements and welfare he would do . Do they grow any bigger?
I have asked those questions too. So far:
It’s a 4ft royal python - says it’s fully grown. Will stay in an enclosure.
I have asked them to come up with a security and welfare plan in writing. Also, they sent a picture of the enclosure and how they will make it more secure.
Thanks so much.
Not at all.
I would suggest if anyone says pets allowed and please
List it which you fill comfortable and safe.
For me I would just say no pets at all because never know what they do surprise with.
Maybe worth looking on line and asking questions of snake people what damage to property from keeping a Royal python (name the specific breed) and what could it do to other visitors to the property and also what a responsible owner needs to do to ensure it doesn’t escape and what’s the correct things to have in place etc. This way you could add in a clause to your existing contract/rental agreement on what you expect of them on keeping said animal in the home and even ask for a pet deposit. I think every pet should be looked at individually such as dogs for example a small dog isn’t likely to cause damage to a property where as a large dog that needs lots of care in respect of exercise etc could become board and that’s when they chew through walks and woodwork! And a royal python at 4ft could do more damage than say a grass snake lol
Thanks all. Yes, been doing some research and I also asked them to write up a detailed plan which they have done, covering feeding, care, holidays, escape etc. Which I’m comfortable with.
I intend to allow it, but on the condition that I come to inspect the enclosure before they bring the snake in. And also that it stays in its enclosure when I or workmen are around.
I’m comfortable with this as they are very reasonable tenants that I trust. Also, out of selfishness, I think they’ll stay even longer as they’d struggle to rent elsewhere .
I fear snakes myself, but I don’t have to live there, so doesn’t bother me much as long as there’s no escape.
I had tenants with a similar snake, no problems whatsover. The only thing I insisted on was that they provide a seperate fridge for their snakes food - didn’t fancy baby mice in my fridge freezer,
You seem to have covered everything well. Good tenants will appreciate your cooperation. Well done you