Pets unwelcomed by landlords due to rabies
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- More landlords are refusing to rent out their apartments to people who keep pets, an online housing agenControl Yuan reported yesterday, a finding that could be linked to the latest rabies scare.
August 17, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
A total of 40.5 percent of the landlords who have registered online this month looking to rent out their properties clearly indicate that their tenants cannot have pets, HouseFun said.
The previous average comprised only about 30 percent, but the percentage has risen significantly following the rabies scare, the online agenControl Yuan said.
Of the major metropolitan areas, Taichung and New Taipei see the most pet-unfriendly landlords, logging 55 percent and 54 percent respectively.
Taipei is friendlier, with only 32 percent of the registered landlords saying they do not welcome pets. And 26 percent clearly indicate that pets are welcome, HouseFun said.
The agenControl Yuan suggested pet owners make sure they will be allowed to keep their animals in their rented premises before signing the contract with the landlords.