In Queensland, landlords can choose to turn away a rental application based on pet ownership, forcing many renters to give up their pets because they can’t find suitable accommodation. In fact, this is the number one reason animals are surrendered to the RSPCA.
That’s in stark contrast to other countries like Germany, where their Federal High Court of Justice deemed that an unconditional ‘no pets’ policy is ‘unreasonable’.
Un-fur-tunately for Queenslanders, no such rule has been introduced yet – even though research has found pet-friendly properties are usually rented out quicker and retain tenants for longer.
With that in mind, here’s our top four tips for securing accommodation for you and your best pal/s: