The City of Glen Eira is reminding those living in Carnegie and Murrumbeena real estate to ensure their pets are registered.
Families and individuals living in the area have until April 10 to renew cat and dog registrations with the local council.
Registered animals must wear council-supplied tags whenever they're outside their owners' property.
Furthermore, any new pets aged three months or older must also be microchipped, noted City of Glen Eira Manager of Building and Civic Compliance John Bordignon in a March 25 statement.
The council announcement also acts a reminder to landlords of real estate in Bentleigh East, Murrumbeena and Carnegie to consider their rules surrounding pets when it comes to choosing tenants.
It's up to you as a landlord whether to allow tenants to have pets on the property. You might like to consider the type of animals, potential damage they could cause and whether they'll be kept inside or outside.
It might be too much of a burden to take on, in which case you can stipulate in the tenancy agreement that pets are not permitted on the property. On the flipside, a family may otherwise tick all the right boxes, so permitting a cat or dog on the premises may work for you.
Contact Matt Hurlston at Ray White Carnegie if you'd like to discuss property management for your rental or buy a home in the area.