Private Landlords: Tenants with Pets - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:17 pm on 15th June 2021.

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Photo of Lord Flight Lord Flight Conservative 12:17 pm, 15th June 2021

My Lords, I much agree with the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley of Knighton, and the noble Lord, Lord Singh. It is very important, particularly for single older people, to be able to have a pet. Some ideas to perhaps consider are that, if landlords could render a modest additional rental for pets, it might be more attractive to them, and it might be worthwhile requiring insurance policies to be taken out by tenants. It might also be an idea to have a system of interviewing tenants and choosing tenants who seem to be responsible with regard to pets.