Finally, if changes are made to the Residential Rent Act and “no pet” clauses are not allowed, owners cannot impose a flat-rate ban on pets in rented buildings. Owners must give permission that pets are kept by tenants, but more and more are now ready to accommodate pets. There is no provision for pet obligations, but most donors will require the signing of an agreement that would impose certain rules, such as.B. no loud barking. Recently, several parties filed motions to prohibit “no pet” clauses in leases, including the NSW Tenants Association and a faction of the NSW Labor Party. An online petition has even emerged and has so far garnered more than 18,000 signatures. Other forms of harassment, such as the persecution of the neighbour or the burglary of their farm, may also be considered a violation of your agreement. Ensuring that your home is suitable for your pet, including reporting any necessary repairs on fences or doors, these problems can be avoided. There is no term in the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) that prohibits you from keeping a pet or requires you to obtain your owner`s consent before keeping a pet. However, many landlords will include a clause limiting pets in the rental agreement and there is no specific prohibition on this contract.
The Tenants Association considers that such a restriction is a violation of your just peace, comfort and privacy, but has not been fully reviewed by a court. In NSW, the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 does not prevent tenants from bringing pets onto a property, but many leases will have a clause specifically related to it. Similarly, it is not illegal for owners to introduce a “No Pets” clause, unless it is a service or companion animal. In addition, you must also respect the building`s stratification status, which could totally reject pets. When the proposed amendments come into effect, methods to ensure compensation or compensation for damage caused by pets would likely be defined on an individual contractual basis. Special contracts for pets can be drawn up between owners and tenants, setting out specific guidelines for the accommodation of the animal and the prevention/repair of damage or nuisance. If you have a pet that makes excessive noise, it may violate your lease.