NDM8038 Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal – A ban on ‘no pet’ clauses in rented accommodation

NDM8038 Luke Fletcher (South Wales West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to ban ‘no pet’ clauses in rented accommodation.

2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to:

a) introduce a standard tenancy agreement similar to the UK Government’s model tenancy agreement announced in January 2021;

b) propose a series of measures which would ensure that responsible pet owners are not treated unfairly as a consequence of the type of accommodation they live in;

c) allow consent for pets as the legal default in social housing and the private rented sector, unless there is a justifiable reason not to do so;

d) extend the allowing of pets in homeless shelters and accommodation.

Supporters

Carolyn Thomas (North Wales)

Peredur Owen Griffiths (South Wales East)

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 30/06/2022