Many people enjoy keeping pets and tenants do not require to obtain written permission from the Association for the keeping of domestic pets.
However to ensure that this is done safely and without causing nuisance to others, there are some rules that you need to adhere to. These are summarised below
- you must ensure that keeping your pet is not prohibited by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, or by any other law
- you are responsible for the behaviour of any pets owned by you or anyone living with you,
- you must take all reasonable steps to supervise and keep such pets under control,
- you must take all reasonable steps to prevent such pets causing nuisance, annoyance or danger to your neighbours or visitors. This includes fouling or noise or smell from your domestic pet,
- you must take reasonable care to see that such pets do not foul or cause damage to the house, your neighbour's property, anything belonging to us or anything we are responsible for, such as the common parts,
- we are entitled to request you to remove your pet if it is causing a nuisance or damage,
- you are responsible for cleaning up dog faeces.
- you must comply with any legislation as laid down in relation to specific exotic pets such as snakes or spiders.
Pigeons - Written permission is needed to keep pigeons. We will need details of where you intend to locate the loft and before giving permission we will consider if the pigeons are likely to cause a nuisance or disturbance.
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