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Pets and Renting

Updated: May 28

LEGISLATION & COMPLIANCE


New laws on pets and renting came into effect on 2 March 2020. Tenants must now request their landlord’s consent to bring a new pet into the property. Landlords must not unreasonably refuse. It does not matter when their lease started.

These laws do not apply to pets already present before 2 March 2020. Before this date, there were no laws directly covering pets in rented homes.

Note: All tenants have duties related to damage, cleanliness and nuisance, regardless of when they started keeping a pet. For more information, see If a pet causes damage or other problems on this page. 


Note: All tenants have duties related to damage, cleanliness and nuisance, regardless of when they started keeping a pet. For more information, see If a pet causes damage or other problems on this page. 

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