Can a lease ban animals in the dwelling?

Verified 06 May 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

It depends on the type of lease. The rules are different depending on whether it is a house lease (the tenant makes the house his main residence) or a contract for the rental of a piece of furniture (the tenant occupies the house for a short stay, and does not make it his home).

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Residential lease

The tenant may keep one or more pets in his accommodation (rented empty or furnished), provided that the tranquility of the neighborhood is respected.

If he has one or more animals, he is then responsible for the damage and abnormal neighborhood disorder caused by his animal(s).


The owner may prohibit the holding of a dangerous dog 1st category (attack dogs), provided that it is written in the lease.

Furnished tourist goods

The owner may prohibit the presence of any animal in the dwelling.

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