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Changes to the Model Tenancy Agreement

29th January 2021

Government have announced changes to their Model Tenancy Agreement to make it easier for tenants with pets to find landlords who will accept them.

Isobel Thomson, safeagent’s Chief Executive, comments:

“It makes sense to encourage landlords to offer greater flexibility for tenants and where possible to allow pets. No one should be excluded because they own a pet.

“It is important to note that while the changes encourage landlords to be more open to pets in their properties, it will not put them in a position where they are made to accept pets.

“While these model tenancy agreements are helpful for the sector, safeagent advises that consumers use an agent to act as an intermediary between prospective tenant and landlord to help facilitate owning a pet in a rented property.”

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