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Ban landlords from refusing tenants because they have a pet

Submitted by Scarlett Howe on Saturday 19th November 2022

Published on Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Current Signatures: 26
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abandoned ~ BANNED ~ Cats ~ Dogging ~ Hiding ~ Housing ~ Landlords ~ Owners ~ Pets ~ Up

Petition Action

Ban landlords from refusing tenants because they have a pet

Petition Details

A lot of dogs and cats get abandoned by their owners each year. Sometimes a pet owner may have to choose between housing and their pet, if a landlord won't allow pets. We believe it’s unfair for landlords to discriminate against people with pets, and that this should be banned.

Additional Information

Up to a third of pet owners living in rented accommodation have to hide their pet from their landlord, according to a survey on 1,000 renters carried out by management company Quintain Living. This should not be necessary.

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