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Can a rental contract prohibit animals in the dwelling?

Verified 05 February 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In principle, a tenant has the right to keep a pet in his home. However, the owner may sometimes prohibit it, depending on whether it is a dwelling or a tourist apartment.

Housing for residential use

The tenant has the right to keep one or more pets in his dwelling (rented empty or furnished) as long as he ensures the peaceful enjoyment of the premises and the building. He remains responsible for damage and abnormal neighborhood disturbances that his animal may cause.

However, the owner may prohibit the detention of a dangerous dog in category 1 (attack dogs) by a clause inserted within the lease agreement.

Tourist furniture

The owner has the right to prohibit the presence of any animal in the dwelling.