Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Good News for Renters with Pets

Is the often used 'no pets without permission' legally binding?

Did you know there is no such clause in legislation in NSW for residential rentals (excluding Strata Schemes)? That's right. It is a MADE UP CLAUSE - made up by the real estate institute.
  • The law requires a tenant to keep the premises reasonably clean and not to cause a nuisance or annoyance.
  • The law requires the landlord not to interfere with your reasonable peace, comfort or privacy.
If you have an agent or landlord telling you not to smoke inside, or not to have your pet, tell them they are contracting out and contact Barking Mad right away. If you are a good tenant, we can help.

Please see the members area for how to get the rental agreement in the legislation, not the made up one.