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Yes to Pets

Pet owners, listen up!

Responsible tenants in England with well-behaved pets will be able to secure leases more easily through a new standard tenancy agreement.

This means that consent for pets will now be the default position, however landlords are still able to object but this needs to be in writing within 28 days, providing there is a valid reason.

This is most certainly a welcome change as 40% of UK households own pets and yet just 7% of private landlords advertise as pet friendly.

Many charities hope the change will result in less pets needing rehoming. According to the PFMA, 10% of pet owners who gave up their dogs had done so because landlords didn't allow pets. Source: GOV.UK, LetswithPets, Pet Food Manufacturers Association.