Pets

Can I have a dog?

In order to have a dog you must have your own, private entrance and a garden or access to a communal garden (the only exception is assistance dogs). However, please be aware that if we receive any complaints about your dog’s behaviour or it causes damage to the property, permission can be withdrawn.

We must also advise that we will not allow any of our residents to breed any type of dog or own a dog that is on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. The Dangerous Dogs Act bans the ownership, breeding, sale, exchange and advertising the sale of the following ‘types’ of fighting dogs:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasiliero

The act deliberately uses the word ‘type’ as the law does not only apply to pure breeds. Types are defined by the physical and behavioural characteristics of the prohibited dog.

Can I have a cat?

To have a cat you must have your own, private entrance. Please be aware that i we receive any complaints about your cat’s behaviour or it causes damage to the property, permission can be withdrawn.

Can I have a cat flap?

No, unfortunately we cannot allow customers to have a cat flap fitted as we would have to then replace the door for any future tenants, which would incur too large a cost.

Can I have another type of pet?

Small, indoor pets are allowed (e.g. mice, gerbils, hamsters). If you want to have a small pet that would live in the garden, such as a rabbit or guinea pig, you need to have your own, private garden.

We cannot grant permission for:

  • An animal that would require a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
  • Birds of prey
  • Micropigs
  • Cockerels
  • Any pregnant animals

Please note that if we receive any complaints about your pet or it causes damage to the property or garden, permission can be withdrawn.