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  • If you want to keep a pet you must ask us first.
  • Pets are not always suitable for some homes.  
  • We know that pets are great companions and friends.
  • To be a good pet owner you need to make sure they are properly looked after and controlled
  • If the pet you want is not going to cause a problem to your neighbours, such as a goldfish, then we would normally give permission.
  • If it is a cat or dog, and could cause a problem for neighbours, then the type of home you live in will impact our decision on whether to give you permission.
  • We may decide not to let you keep a pet in your home because
    • You have shared communal areas like entrances, stairs and landings
    • The animal is classed as a dangerous breed e.g. pit bull terrier
  • We will also consider things like:
    • Your ability to manage your tenancy
    • How you are likely to care for the animal
  • We will need assurances too that you will
    • Care well for the pet
    • Make sure it is micro-chipped
    • Ensure it is neutered or spayed to prevent it having any young e.g. puppies and kittens
  • We will also need to know the size and location of any kennels, pet runs or aquariums.
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