Tenants pushing to prohibit 'no pets' clause on rental leases

"There's actually nothing in renting laws in NSW that says tenants need to get their landlords permission to get a pet," he said. "But landlords tend to insert a clause into tenancy agreements that gives them that veto right." Mr Cutcher said landlords should be prohibited from adding such clauses.

"There are already provisions in our renting laws that ensure that tenants are liable for any damage that their pets, their children, that their guests that they have around on a Saturday night might cause to the property — this should be a non issue".

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