EXCLUSIVE: Landlord launches world’s first pet referencing service for tenants

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EXCLUSIVE: Landlord launches world’s first pet referencing service for tenants

A landlord has launched what she believes to be the ideal solution to the impasse between landlords who won’t take tenants with pets, and the estimated 7.6 million tenants in the UK who want to live with their cats or dogs.

In an exclusive interview, Natasha Homer-Earley whose family has a rental portfolio in the UK but who also has experience creating tech platforms, reveals she is to launch PetsScore, a dog and cat referencing service for landlords, tenants and letting agents.

It is due to go live in ten weeks and will enable tenants to register their pets for free including microchip number, breed/size/weight, vaccinations, pet insurance details, medical treatments (fleas, ticks, etc), pet training, landlord/letting agent references, exercise levels and pet temperament.

Petscore, like human tenant referencing, will charge agents a small fee or subscription to see pet references.

Homer-Earley says she is concentrating on launching her digital referencing product but hopes to add an insurance element to the platform at a later date.

Portal pet reference

This would enable tenants to offer landlords and letting agents a reference for their pooch or moggy but also insurance cover for any damage or extra cleaning caused by their pet.

She says her service will also be applicable to the Airbnb/short lets sector and will eventually cover other kinds of pet as demand dictates.

“There’s no point in creating something unless it’s going to meet the standards and issues facing landlords and lettings agents,” she tells LandlordZONE.

The fledgling business has big plans, largely because its tech can be used by anyone around the world and solves an issue that is hotly debated in many countries, not just the UK.

MP Andrew Rosindell (pictured recently to get legislation through parliament that would have mandated landlords to take tenants with pets based on a registration system very similar to Petscore.

The government also recently published its non-mandatory model AST which urges landlords to accept pets.

Homer-Earley is asking landlords, tenant and letting agents to .



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REVEALED: Final changes to Right to Rent scheme ahead of July 1st deadline

The government has announced the final details of the Right to Rent changes coming in on July ©1999 - Present | Parkmatic Publications Ltd. All rights reserved | LandlordZONE® - REVEALED: Final changes to Right to Rent scheme ahead of July 1st deadline | LandlordZONE.

REVEALED: Final changes to Right to Rent scheme ahead of July 1st deadline

The government has announced the final details of the Right to Rent changes coming in on July 1st when EU citizens will no longer have an automatic right to rent a home in the UK.

Chris Philp (pictured, above), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, told MPs that the Order required to change the law has now been laid in front of parliament, including new details of how the scheme will work.

This includes removing EU passports and identity documents from the list of approved documents non-UK citizens can use to prove their right to work here or rent a home.

After July 1st employers and landlords will be required to carry out simple checks applicable to everyone including British citizens to ensure they have lawful status before they employ someone or let a property.

Also, landlords will be held to be discriminatory if they only check people who they think are not UK citizens – all tenants must be checked regardless of their status.

Documents list

The Order also provides the following additions to the document list; an Irish passport or passport card, Frontier Worker Permit, Service Provider of Switzerland visa, and documents issued by the Crown Dependencies EU Settlement Schemes.

EU nationals were given a six-month grace period from January 1st to apply for Settled Status, although those who applied for this before the July 1st deadline will still be allowed to remain in their rented accommodation until their paperwork comes through.

After July 1st landlords will be able to check whether a tenant has the correct immigration status via the , which has already been used 36,000 times by landlords.

“The online services make it simpler for employers and landlords to carry out the checks, as they do not need to see or check documents,” said Philp.

“The checks can be carried out by video call, as the individual’s immigration status information is provided in real time directly from Home Office systems. The service is secure and free to use.”

EU and other foreign nationals who do not have computers can access a service that helps them complete the process manually.

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