New insurance based approach for ‘pets in lets’ as default

New insurance based approach for ‘pets in lets’ as default

13:41 PM, 3rd June 2021, About 3 weeks ago 11

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After the Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill proposed by Tory MP Andrew Rosindell was killed off by putting better use of Parliament to deal with the pandemic as a priority, the pet advocacy organisation, AdvoCats, is drawing up battle plans for a second private members bill to outlaw the banning of pets in the PRS.

Co-founder Jennifer Berezai wants to convince MPs to support adding pet rental insurance premiums as ‘permitted payments’ to the Renter’s Reform Bill.

Berezai now claims that upcoming research will discover three-quarters of landlords are now in favour of damage insurance for pets.

The campaign is scheduled to start on 15th June with Lord Black of Brentwood, supported by Rosindell, leading oral questions in the House of Lords to encouraging more private landlords to allow responsible pets owners to keep animals in their properties.

This is however a problem created by the government when they capped rental deposits as a permitted payment at 5 weeks rent and wondered why landlords suddenly decided pets were no longer worth the risk.



9:07 AM, 8th June 2021, About 2 weeks ago

That simply isn't true, David. I've been a LL and pet owner for 45 years and only once did I have a bad experience when the tenant did a runner and left me with his cat. As LL's we need to be a little more caring about our tenant's wants and needs. As with so many other people, my life would be empty without the company of a dog or a cat. Do we really need to be so selfish and deprive our tenants of this facility?

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