Pets and animals
A pet that's well-behaved, and properly looked-after can bring pleasure and company to its owner but your tenancy agreement says that you must not keep any animal that is unsuitable for your home or garden, and that your pet must not annoy or frighten other people.
We have some rules about keeping dogs. But we don't have written rules saying which other animals can be kept, and which can't. There are simply too many species to list! And some individual animals may be particularly badly-behaved, even though others of the same species cause no trouble.
Some may be a problem only in large numbers or in a certain kind of property (if it didn't have a garden for example). There are laws governing dangerous animals and protected species.
In most cases it comes down to common sense. We don't mind people having a pet that is well behaved, quiet and kept secure - as long as it is not banned by law or other rules. But if the animal annoys or frightens other people we will take action. The tenant will have to get rid of the animal or risk legal action for anti-social behaviour.
If you are in any doubt whether the animal you keep, or want to keep, is suitable, contact us straightaway. We will give you the right advice to avoid problems later.