This guide will look at the legal situation for renters in New South Wales and answer common questions pet owners have in relation to keeping pets. As a pet owner, you also have a responsibility for the welfare of your pet, and there are council obligations that apply equally to home-owners and renters.Read More
"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".Read More