Fair treatment for all tenants looking for a new rental property

Fair treatment for all tenants looking for a new rental property

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Michael jones started this petition to UK Parliament

There is a big issue with prospective new tenants being discriminated against for:

A. Having a pet

B. Being unemployed or part time employed

Letting agents and landlords don’t give tenants with pets or benefits the same chances to rent a property as those who don’t fall into them catergoties. Tenants are being forced to disown their family pets because it’s near impossible to rent a property if they have them. Further more, tenants who are needing government help by way of benefits are also not being entitled to rent properties. I believe that they shouldn’t be discriminated against, and should have the same fair treatment  when looking to rent a property. Most pet owners see their pets as part of the family, and should not be made to feel any different. A tenant who needs financial support, for what ever reason, should also be treated fairly. Affordability is all that should matter. There are ways for landlords to have protection for their property against pets, such as pet owners agreeing to insurance at thier own cost to cover damage. 

The uk parliament need to take action against this, and imply a fair system for all. This is not a hard situation to fix, that will improves the chances of millions of people in the uk. 
I myself am struggling to find a rental property for my family because I have an 8 year old Labrador. The most docile and loving family pet I could wish for, and no house will ever see me give him up. I’ve also had to reduce my work hours temporarily while my partner has a serious health condition, so that I can care for her and the children, and work aswell. Landlords are effectively losing themselves good prospective tenants, because they are all being tarred with the same brush. 

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