#Jasmine’s Law

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Jasmine’s Law is the name given to a 10 minute private members bill that AdvoCATS supports, brought before the House of Commons by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell on 15th October 2020. The bill’s aim is to do away with blanket no pets bans in rental contracts, in favour of responsible pet owners being given permission to keep their pets with them. This is the default position in the new Model Tenancy Agreement announced by the government in January 2021, but that’s only a template – #JasminesLaw wants this enshrined in law.

Andrew Rosindell MP for Romford

Click here for the bill’s first reading in full : https://www.rosindell.com/news/jasmines-law-andrew-rosindells-speech-full

There are two ways in which members of the general public can show their support for the bill : they can sign the petition calling on Parliament to debate the matter further, or send a letter to their own MP, urging them to support the campaign. Both involve just a couple of clicks!

To sign the petition, click here : https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/566355

To generate and send a letter to your MP, click here : https://paaw.house/campaigns/

 

Download AdvoCATS’ report into pet damage insurance options for landlords AND tenants!

The report, undertaken with Andrew Rosindell’s blessing, was inspired by the extremely negative reaction from landlords to the first reading of #JasminesLaw, and was presented to the MP’s webinar on Friday 26th February 2021, by our very own Jen Berezai (with a little bit of help from Loobie!). It’s an interesting read, and details much of the background to the whole pets-in-rented-properties issue as well as offering pet damage insurance solutions for both landlords and tenants, and recommending a simple change to the existing Tenant Fees Act (2019) which could be an easy fix if #JasminesLaw doesn’t progress any further through parliament.

As Jen says “The lack of pet-friendly rented accommodation is a serious problem – to a landlord it’s their house, but to a tenant it’s their family home, so surely it’s only right – humane even – that responsible pet owners aren’t denied their furry family, just because they can’t afford to get on the property ladder. Change is long overdue, and will benefit thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people.”

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