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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is to end the blanket ban of pets as part of the government’s mission to improve the lives of tenants - excellent news for those with pets, who often struggle to find properties to accept them with their furry friends in tow.

“I’m overhauling our model tenancy contract to encourage more landlords to consider opening their doors to responsible pet owners. And we will be listening to tenants and landlords to see what more we can do to tackle this issue in a way that is fair to both.”

A statement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says that the overhauling of the tenancy agreement will be made public later on this yearis just the start, being “part of this new government’s mission to improve life for tenants, recognising that more are renting and for longer in life.”

The statement goes on to suggest that “The government will be bringing forward a bill to update the relationship between tenants and landlords as well as to introduce a Lifetime Deposit scheme, to make moving between properties easier and cheaper.”

So definitely something for tenants and landlords alike to keep an eye on in the near future. Do you think it's a good idea? Let us know what you think over on our Facebook page.