Pets are present in our lives, since ancient times human beings have lived with animals, domesticated them, and used them for their own benefit.

Some of these animals, because of their usefulness, have come into very close contact with us and have in fact become part of our family, and in some cases, our only family.

This is the case of dogs and cats, at the beginning of their domestication, they were for their usefulness, dogs as a very important help in hunting, both to discover it, harass it, sometimes kill it and collect it, also in war, where they acted and They act with value and remarkable performance even today, and cats for their obvious usefulness in ridding homes and farms of all kinds of pests in the form of rodents of all sizes.

 The utilities of these animals in catastrophes, rescues, even for health reasons, both mental and physical, have become essential in our lives. Their company is priceless in the increasing number of people who live alone, a real problem of our time.

Over time, they ceased to be of absolute use, to become company, and due to their character, affinity and benefits that their closeness produces, they began to become part of the family, to the point that if they had completely left their utility in both hunting and property guarding, the role they play in our lives goes much deeper.

We at Ayling take care of them and feed them, especially our two staff cats, our Shica, who falls asleep on the Boss's chair, and our little Julia, still very surly, who does the same but on our terrace in the cushion cover.

This is being recognized in the draft of the new Pet Law that the Government of Spain is preparing, but the question is, will this Law modify the Urban Leasing Law?


The new pet law does not modify the Urban Leasing Law

The reform on the legal regime of animals provided for in Law 17/2021 of December 15, modifies the Civil Code, the Law of Civil Procedure and the Mortgage Law, but does not modify the Law of Urban Leases, and therefore, nothing says about the situation of pets in the home.

In this sense, we must attend to the provisions of the parties, so that prohibition could be established in the lease, since it would be perfectly legal, that is, the landlord can prohibit by contract the possession of a pet in the apartment. . Failure to comply could lead to the termination of the contract by the lessor.

What if the rental agreement does not prohibit having a pet in the house?

If the lease does not establish any prohibition in this regard, the landlord may not prohibit the tenant from having pets in the home as long as they do not cause coexistence problems or damage to the home.

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