img-8404-1jpg

The Big Pet Problem: Are you struggling to rent because you have pets?

Are you one of the thousands of people in South Africa struggling to find a rental property because you have pets?

It's becoming increasingly common for landlords to impose strict bans when it comes to leasing property to those with animals.

I've literally had to search for hours to find something suitable. I have so many friends that are in the same boat as me, who've been looking for a year, six months.

Tracy-Lee Scott, Hout Bay resident

The trend is adverts stating blatantly, "No children, no pets". In one instance the ad said, 'lovely family home - no children, no pets'!

Tracy-Lee Scott, Hout Bay resident

Hout Bay resident Tracy-Lee Scott became so frustrated at constantly facing prohibitive renting conditions that she set up a Facebook page hoping to link pet-friendly landlords with tenants.

Tracy says sometimes people just find themselves in difficult situations and some are even forced to give their pets to local animal shelters.

I mean elderly people whose spouses have died and they don't own their homes and now you've got someone who's had their dog who's 12 years old and now they're literally having to give their soul away. It's heartbreaking.

Tracy-Lee Scott, Hout Bay resident

To listen to the full interview, click below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Hip-hop artist Blaklez on life, love, music & making peace with ex, Dineo Ranaka

Hip-hop artist Blaklez on life, love, music & making peace with ex, Dineo Ranaka

Known by his fans as 'Steve Biko with a mic', Blaklez has established himself as a firm favourite on the SA hip-hop scene.

[LISTEN] 'Voice SA' star launches second album (and it's a family affair)

[LISTEN] 'Voice SA' star launches second album (and it's a family affair)

Cape Town singer Jeremy Olivier was a runner-up on the first season of the reality talent show in 2016.

Crazy for Walking initiative to combat mental health stigma

Crazy for Walking initiative to combat mental health stigma

The Crazy for Walking initiative is encouraging people to take some steps to removing the stigma of mental illness.

From addict to author: The inspiring story of this CPT mom's journey to recovery

From addict to author: The inspiring story of this CPT mom's journey to recovery

Desiree Ann Martin launches her debut memoir, 'We Don't Talk About It. Ever' on Tuesday night in Cape Town

Do you believe in (book) fairies?

Do you believe in (book) fairies?

The Book Fairies launched in March 2017, and share free books in hidden locations all around the world.

New app reunites lost pets with their owners

New app reunites lost pets with their owners

Oh Whizkas began as a varsity project and is the brainchild of animal-lover Logan Hing.

Popular articles
News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

News24 exposes how big SA corporates are funding fake news

A News24 investigation has exposed how some of South Africa's biggest companies have been advertising on fake news websites.

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

[Watch] SA choir stuns with isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

[WATCH] Man exposes people selling stolen goods on Facebook

Anton Fourie says he used his phone to record the interaction to create awareness of what is going on in the community.

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Pieter du Toit on VBS, Malema's EFF and contradicting ethics

Malema has accused the rogue unit of still being operational and Pravin Gordhan of working in the background against the EFF.

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Zondi tells court that she had to 'look happy' in church out of fear for Omotoso

Cheryl Zondi is testifying against Pastor Timothy Omotoso who is accused of rape and human trafficking in his Durban church.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.