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BC Landlords And Tenants – Pets

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

Do you allow pets into your rentals? If so, why?  If not, why not?  It’s a very hot topic these days for BC landlords.

There is a very interesting article on this subject comparing the rule here compared to other provinces.  For example, things are very different in Ontario:

Although the Ontario Landlords Association occasionally hears from members that noisy dogs have caused other tenants to move out, or that pet snakes have worried parents of toddlers, or that carpets have been damaged by cat urine, the association takes no issue with the legal provision that makes no-pet clauses unenforceable. 

“Many of our members used to rent and had pets, so pet damages are their only worry and a pet deposit would quash any concerns over damages,” Amy Wong, a volunteer with the Ontario Landlords Association, said: “We have asked for this in Ontario but don’t have it. If BC has a pet deposit, they shouldn’t have any major concerns in most cases.”

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