Northumbria Law School and the Open University are conducting research into whether private rented sector (PRS) landlords rent to tenants with pets and the issues and/or benefits of doing so.
This guide provides letting agents and their landlords with information that can help maximise the benefits of renting with pets while taking appropriate action to minimise the risk of damage.
A new Report and Open Letter have been sent to the Secretary of State for Housing to highlight the negative impact the Tenant Fees Act has had on renting with pets.
Members of the House of Lords quizzed the UK Government yesterday on what it is doing to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly. The question was tabled by Lord Black who said that one million households that would like to have a cat cannot do so because they live in a rental property.
A landlord survey by Direct Line suggests that nearly half welcome the UK Government’s new Model Tenancy Agreement, which enables tenants with ‘well-behaved pets’ to secure a tenancy more easily.
Issues around the current rules when renting with pets have caused some confusion for agents. Propertymark provides some relevant information to help answer those key questions.
The UK Government has announced changes to the Model Tenancy Agreement to enable tenants with ‘well-behaved pets’ to secure a tenancy more easily. Propertymark urges the UK Government to recognise the impact of their decision to cap deposits and the knock-on costs that landlords face.