The Queensland government’s Open Doors to Renting Reform is asking about pets in rental properties – have your say here!
This is what we think – feel free to use it if you want to make a submission.
Keep people together with their pets in their rental homes
Numerous studies show that having pets increases people’s health, happiness and resilience yet many people who rent their home are not allowed to keep them.
The Animal Welfare League say about 25% of animals surrendered to them last financial year was because of inability to find pet friendly homes. Quoting the Residential Tenancies Authority, they say only 10% of rental properties in Queensland allow pets.
It’s not fair to deny tenants’ rights that others take for granted. Like home owners tenants have to comply with local government regulations about the keeping of pets, and they are required to repairs any damage at the end of their tenancy.
To Make Renting Fair, people who rent should be able to keep their pets in their rental homes!
Get on line, make a submission or contribute to the discussion.