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Pet Policy

Last updated: 01/05/2022

  • 1. Tenants are required to provide a reference for their pets from their former landlord if they have rented with their pets previously.
  • 2. Tenants must fill in a separate information form for their pets, including contact details of their veterinary practice and a nominated person who will care for their pets in case of an emergency.
  • 3. Tenants are responsible for their pets in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. If the landlord believes that a pet kept in the property has been neglected or abandoned, they will report it to an appropriate animal welfare organisation.
  • 4. Tenants must not leave their pets in the property when they are away unless clear arrangements have been made for their care.
  • 5. Dogs should not be left alone in the property for more than 4 hours at a time. Tenants must ensure that their dogs will not cause damage to the property if they are left unsupervised.
  • 6. All pets kept at the property must be vaccinated and regularly treated for fleas and worms (if appropriate).
  • 7. Tenants are responsible for keeping all areas of the property clean and free from parasites, such as fleas.
  • 8. Tenants must ensure their pets do not cause a nuisance to neighbours. This includes excessive noise.
  • 9. Pets must be kept under control (e.g. on a lead or caged) when employees or sub-contractors of the landlord and other authorised visitors access the property.
  • 10. Pets must not be allowed to foul inside the property, except for caged pets and pets trained to use a litter tray. Any pet faeces must be removed immediately from the garden or outside areas and disposed of safely and hygienically.
  • 11. Any animal listed in the schedule of the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 may not be kept at the property.
  • 12. Any dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 may not be kept at the property except for dogs registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs.
  • 13. Tenants may not breed animals or offer for sale any animal in the property.
  • 14. Tenants who wish to obtain an additional pet after moving into the property must first apply for permission in writing to the landlord or letting agent.
  • 15. The landlord can end previously granted permission for a pet if the tenants do not keep to agreed terms provided the landlord gives the tenants not less than 28 days written notice.
  • 16. The landlord will be entitled to charge a fee of not more than £50 (inclusive of VAT) to cover our costs of dealing with your request to keep a pet and preparing any necessary paperwork.
  • 17. Tenants will remedy and pay for any damage caused to the property and/or contents of the property which shall have been caused by the pet residing in the property. For the avoidance of doubt any such damage shall not be deemed to be fair wear and tear.
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