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A guide to restrictions on pets in leases – Part 2

UK - In the second installment of a three article series, Benjamin Lomer of Druces LLP examines the legal complexities around pet-ownership by tenants and landlords. This time looking at revised model tenancy agreements.

In this note we will be looking at the recent revisions made to the Government’s model tenancy agreement by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

The revisions aim to stop landlords being able to impose a blanket ban on pets. The standard ‘no pet’ clauses (as discussed in part 1) have been amended in the model tenancy agreement so that the tenant can now request consent from the landlord to keep a pet.


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