My ideal tenants are mature couples (30's+), married or families with children. I think these groups are generally more emotionally stable, long term renters, and more reliable when it comes to looking after your IP and paying rent. We've been buying properties with these people in mind. We've just listed our IP for rent and a couple (mid 20's maybe) that is cohabiting is applying to rent. They also have two large grey hounds - I'm not keen on pets either. We have landlord and building, but as someone posted somewhere else, I'd rather not deal with pet damages or the wrong tenants. Should we wait it out and stick with our goals or give them a try?