Is it legal to prohibit an animal on a seasonal rental?

The law of March 22, 2012 provides that an owner of a seasonal rental is entitled to authorize or prohibit the presence of pets in the accommodation. Thus, for the legislator, “except in seasonal rental contracts for furnished tourist accommodation, any stipulation tending to prohibit the keeping of an animal in residential premises insofar as it concerns a pet is deemed unwritten”. However, in 2011, the Court of Cassation had declared “unlawful and abusive” any clause prohibiting the presence of pets in tourist accommodation. The owner can therefore refuse the presence of an animal, but there is a criterion to be taken into account. In France: nearly one in two families owns a domestic animal and many households cannot keep them. Also, accepting them increases the chances of having your seasonal accommodation rented.


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