AdvoCATS backs new Jasmine's Law

Published on: Thursday, 15th October 2020
Jennifer Berezai

Local voluntary group AdvoCATSeastmids has welcomed Romford MP Andrew Rosindell's Ten Minute Bill "Dogs & Domestic Animals (Accommodation & Protection) Bill", which passed its first reading in the House of Commons recently.

"Jasmine's Law" aims to put an end to the blanket "No Pets" clauses in rental contracts, which amount to discrimination against pet owning tenants.

AdvoCATS, who provide a unique and free service to landlords and tenants alike where there are issues with pets in rented properties, contributed to the research leading up to yesterday's speech, and is quoted in the post speech press release from the MP's office (see below)

Co-founder Jen Berezai said : "Rescues up and down the land are full to overflowing with animals needing loving homes, yet many of those homes are closed off to them because their potential owners are tenants and not home owners. Similarly, many pets who had loving homes are finding themselves in shelters - or worse, being put to sleep - because of No Pets clauses faced by people moving home. It's time to put an end to responsible pet owners being refused permission to keep their human and furry family together, and we will continue to support Andrew with his bill as it progresses through Parliament."

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