January 18, 2018
While 67% of New Zealanders own pets, just 13% to 14% of landlords allow tenants in their rental properties to own pets.
But a decline in home ownership means more New Zealanders are renting - and many of them have pets but struggle to find rental properties that will accept them.
There is now a growing movement in support of pet-friendly rentals and the new government recently announced that Housing NZ’s pet policy is set to become more accommodating.
Despite this, many landlords remain concerned about the risks (specifically damage and the related costs) of offering pet-friendly rentals. Read the full story here.
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