A survey of landlords and letting brokers has revealed that over half of respondents stated that they had been unable to recoup the prices of harm inflicted by tenants’ pets.
The ‘What’s the Injury’ report, which has been endorsed by main trade our bodies, additionally reveals that 85 per cent of respondents stated they’ve skilled pet associated harm.#
The survey is a joint venture between lettings trade commerce our bodies Propertymark and the Nationwide Residential Landlords Affiliation (NLRA) together with East Midlands-based pets charity AdvoCATS.
Its outcomes come at a key time for the ‘pets in lets’ debate after the federal government’s White Paper revealed final month revealed plans to provide tenant’s a proper to dwell with their pets topic to ‘honest and affordable’ checks.
The organisations concerned say that the knowledge offered clearly exhibits that the UK Authorities has restricted the safety of landlords and due to this fact entry to housing for these with pets.
Tenant Charges Act
Ministers have additionally confirmed that they are going to amend the Tenant Charges Act ‘in order that landlords can request that their tenants purchase pet insurance coverage’.
The marketing campaign continues to make sure these commitments are met in ensuing laws and that pet harm insurance coverage is designed to satisfy the wants of landlords, brokers, tenants, and pets.
Timothy Douglas (pictured), Head of Coverage and Campaigns at Propertymark, stated: “The information from this analysis backs up what Propertymark and others have been warning for a while, that the unintended penalties of the Tenant Charges Act have diminished the urge for food for a lot of landlords to tackle the higher danger of harm.
“With the demand for pet pleasant houses persevering with to extend, the UK Authorities should now see and perceive the prices concerned for landlords and implement guidelines that assist the sector to tackle higher danger to be able to assist extra folks to lease with pets.”