In principle, a tenant has the right to keep one or more domestic animals in his dwelling. However, he remains responsible for any damage or abnormal neighborhood disturbances that his animal may cause. However, the owner can sometimes prohibit him, depending on whether the accommodation is for residential use or for furnished tourist accommodation.
Residential lease: The lessor cannot prohibit domestic animals
Seasonal rental: the owner can prohibit pets
A few years ago, the legislation provided that any stipulation prohibiting the keeping of a pet in a dwelling was deemed to be unwritten. Such a clause in a rental agreement was therefore automatically considered void. But the legislation has since been slightly modified on this issue. Law n° 2012-387 of March 22, 2012 (article 96) brought an exception to this rule with regard to seasonal rental contracts for furnished tourist accommodation. Indeed, for this type of rental, the lessor may now prohibit the possession of a pet. For this prohibition to be valid, it must be included in a clause in the contract.