As a general rule, pets are not allowed in rented houses. Many people have been forced to part with their animal companions because the new landlord did not allow them to live. The UK wants to end this situation and wants to recognize the right of tenants to live with their pet in the rented house.
Andrew Rosindell, the MP who is pushing for the change in the rule, says that “Unfortunately, pet owners who move into rented accommodation are faced with the reality that their family could be torn apart because most of the owners have unnecessary prohibitions on pet ownership “, pick up the Mirror.
This politician affirms that this acceptance of pets is not unconditional. Pet owners would have to pass proof of responsible ownership and a checklist that would include vaccinated, microchipped, and responding to basic commands.
“The bill will include measures to ensure that pets are appropriate for the type of accommodation “says Rosindell.
Although countries like France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland have similar laws, it is feared that in the United Kingdom rent prices are increased or that extras are included for the presence of animals in the contracts.