Renting out to people with pets have always been an issue for both tenants and landlords. Where in some cases, landlords would rather not enter a letting contract with pet owners, an outright refusal is unlawful and can cause legal repercussions.
Not too long ago, a legislation banning letting agents from charging tenants upfront fees was passed. Its purpose is to lessen the expenses a tenant encounters from the beginning and throughout the duration of a tenancy. Under the Act, tenants are able to see how much an advertised property is actually valued without any hidden cost. The landlord under the Act will be shouldering the upfront fees.