In a move set to be good news for pet owners looking to rent properties, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is to end the blanket ban of pets as part of the government’s mission to improve the lives of tenants.
“I’m overhauling our model tenancy contract to encourage more landlords to consider opening their doors to responsible pet owners. And we will be listening to tenants and landlords to see what more we can do to tackle this issue in a way that is fair to both.”
A statement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says that the overhauling of the tenancy agreement will be made public later on this year, is just the start, being “part of this new government’s mission to improve life for tenants, recognising that more are renting and for longer in life.”
Further on in the statement, it goes on to say: “The government will be bringing forward a bill to update the relationship between tenants and landlords as well as to introduce a Lifetime Deposit scheme, to make moving between properties easier and cheaper.”
So definitely something to watch out for in the near future!
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