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    Pet at the flat

    Hello everyone,

    I am sorry if similar topic already has been created but I couldn't find anything.

    The question is; we brought the 2 bed flat last September and decided to have a little dog as my husband got a new job and he will be working from home full time.
    In our lease contract says , No animal bird or other living creature is to be kept in the flat without the landlords prior concern in writing which may be withdrawn at any time without reason in the event of complaints being received from other occupiers in the building or neighbouring building.
    At the moment only we are the one who is living at our floor (3rd floor last one no one on top of us) and we don't have any neighbours, and we also know some of other tenants want pets as well and they had asked LL and has been categoric No without any explanation.
    Me and my husband write email and asked for permission as well and straight away we received the answer NO (it was replay : Further to the below email the answer is a no to a pet in the property, as i have mentioned previously other residents have asked and had the same response - the client has to be consistent.
    So i have a question what can we do in this situation.
    Thank you all in advance.

    Tanya

    #2
    it could be the same way the council do it, they say you aren't allowed one but so many people have one.

    I think as long as you are keeping the place clean, hall way etc then as no one complains its not a problem.

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      #3
      Hi Movieman,

      Thank you for your replay,
      At the moment no one in our building have a pets as its a new build and so far i know only like 20 flats out of 71 has been sold i dont know if it does make cense

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        #4
        If "concern" is actually "consent" and the rest of the wording is correct, I don't see that the landlord can actually decline to give consent.
        It reads as though they have to give consent which can then be withdrawn if complaints are received from neighbours or people in a neighbouring building.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          Trying to sell flats with a noisy dog nearby would be even more difficult!

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            #6
            I wouldn't have allowed it, especially on a 3rd floor flat, if there was access to garden space (i may accept it), plus going up and down the communal hallway (after going in the rain) etc. Since you've brought the place, you should have read the details of the lease. Your currently in breach of your lease agreement.

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              #7
              Presumably this is a therapy dog for your husband's mental health while he's alone in the flat ?
              Just carry on and don't let it annoy the neighbours and you'll be fine.
              From that wording you are not even allowed to have spiders (or children !)

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                #8
                Originally posted by Codger View Post
                Trying to sell flats with a noisy dog nearby would be even more difficult!
                Thank you,
                That what i though, maybe we just should wait and ask for permissions again when we do going to have neighbours ?

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                  #9
                  I would inform the LL, better to be open and honest, rather than hide the fact, it would make things worse if the LL later found out and you hadn't informed them in the first instance..... Communication is key in this. You may also have devalued the property by being in breach or worse unsellable.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ash72 View Post
                    I would inform the LL, better to be open and honest, rather than hide the fact, it would make things worse if the LL later found out and you hadn't informed them in the first instance..... Communication is key in this. You may also have devalued the property by being in breach or worse unsellable.
                    at the moment we don't have any pet but we want one that why we did asked for permission and the answer was no,
                    we know if we are will get a dog we will breach the agreement that why i am asking what else we can do to LL change they mind?
                    maybe sign the petition etc?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by TanyaKTA View Post
                      we know if we are will get a dog we will breach the agreement that why i am asking what else we can do to LL change they mind?
                      If you need to ask for permission which the landlord can decline and you have done and it's been declined, there isn't really anything you can do.
                      You're living in a building where one of the things you've agreed to is not to have a dog, and so you can't have one.

                      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by TanyaKTA View Post

                        at the moment we don't have any pet but we want one that why we did asked for permission and the answer was no,
                        we know if we are will get a dog we will breach the agreement that why i am asking what else we can do to LL change they mind?
                        maybe sign the petition etc?
                        Oh, I was under the impression you had already got the dog, in which case, your only real option is to move property, may be get a pet friendly apartment or house (in which case you wont need any permission).

                        You could show your a responsible owner and pass all the certificates jabs and insurance to the LL, also may also sweeten the deal by offering for them to hold a amount (£5k) in a escrow account in case there is any future damage, these are all ways to negotiate, having a petition signed wouldn't help much, especially if other Leaseholders are planning on sell their property in the near future.

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                          #13
                          Bizarre - you buy a property that says 'no pets' and then want a pet! Do you only obey rules & laws that suit you? I thought this was tenant behaviour but it seems owner occupiers are not exempt!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jpucng62 View Post
                            Bizarre - you buy a property that says 'no pets' and then want a pet! Do you only obey rules & laws that suit you? I thought this was tenant behaviour but it seems owner occupiers are not exempt!
                            So are you telling me that when you start a new job and you get given your contracted salary that you expect to earn that the whole time you working there without it to going up ?
                            I was on here for an advice not to be stated the obvious.... thanks for your input

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                              #15
                              An important point like no pets is not something you should expect to change. Your service charge will change no doubt over the years - but not whether pets are allowed. Some other leaseholders may not want pets and be glad of that order.

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