Fido and Fluffy don’t have money. Soon, they may not have to pay rent.
Extra monthly fees for tenants with pets could be eradicated in Oregon under a new bill introduced in the Legislature.
Three Oregon legislators—Reps. Rob Nosse (D-Portland), Karin Power (D-Milwaukie), and Tawna Sanchez (D-Portland)—filed a bill today that proposes to outlaw “pet rent.” The Oregonian‘s Gordon Friedman first spotted the bill
Power says pet rents unfairly penalize animal ownership
“I understand the importance of deposits to account for possible tenant pet damage,” she says, “but pet rent unfairly increases a tenant’s cost to rent without any causal relationship to the impact that their pet may or may not have on the premises. Pet rent simply penalizes pet ownership by charging a premium to those tenants, and can be exorbitant—more than a few hundred dollars a year.”