Due to the lack of pet-friendly policies set up by landlords, more and more dogs are finding themselves being given up by owners who simply are not allowed to have them in the house. With an increasing number of the younger generation renting, this is becoming a real problem.
The Westminster Government has unveiled plans to ban no-fault evictions for those renting from private landlords. However, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home would like to see further action taken – and the Government to now consider pet owners in any future rental reforms.
Proposed changes to the law will bar private landlords from evicting their tenants without a reason after their fixed-term tenancy period ends. While this will provide more stability for private tenants, Battersea is calling on the Government to go further by supporting pet-friendly policies in both the private sector and social housing.