15 Apr 2024

Change to tenancy laws will allow landlords to charge a pet bond

From Checkpoint, 4:06 pm on 15 April 2024

Pet bonds are pawsitive change to tenancy laws according to the housing minister. Tweaks to the legislation will mean landlords can charge a pet bond, set at a maximum of two weeks rent, to encourage them to take on tenants with animals. Renters will be liable for any damage accidental or careless caused by pets. The changes wont come in until 2025. Housing Minister Chris Bishop made the anouncement today with his dog Ladyhawke at his side. He speaks to Lisa Owen.