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  • Macromia
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    If you have a copy of the application you at least have evidence that you made the landlord aware that you had pets before agreeing the tenancy. Do you have anything that confirms that permission was granted?

    It is completely unreasonable for a landlord to agree that you can have pets before you sign an agreement and to then withdraw that agreement soon after the tenancy starts.

    Whether it is legal for them to start eviction proceedings if you don't get rid of your dogs is another matter. If you can't show that permission was given they may be able to evict by claiming a breach of the lease. If you can show evidence that you were granted permission they will likely find it difficult to withdraw this permission but will be able to pursue eviction after the initial tenancy period has ended, if not sooner - so you will only be able to delay eviction.

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  • Wiffle
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    Originally posted by Macromia View Post
    What does your lease say?
    If your lease says that no pets are allowed, do you have anything in writing to say that it has been agreed that you can have the dogs at the property - and, if so, exactly what does that say?
    Thanks for the reply.

    The tenancy agreement does state no pets without permission from the landlord and as I previously stated we asked and were given that permission. We didn't have to sign anything to state the dogs were involved in the tenancy but after speaking to the letting agent they are listed on the application for tenancy and they were aware that they would be moving in with us after we insisted on getting permission. The letting agent supports our refusal but the new CEO of the charity is steadfast that they want the dogs out.

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  • Macromia
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    What does your lease say?
    If your lease says that no pets are allowed, do you have anything in writing to say that it has been agreed that you can have the dogs at the property - and, if so, exactly what does that say?

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  • Wiffle
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    Pets causing eviction

    Hi everyone,

    Bit of background to start with.

    We are new tenants of a rental property and told not only our letting agent but our landlord that we were the owners of two dogs.

    The letting agent checked with the landlord that dogs were ok and they agreed as long as any damage/cleaning was dealt with by ourselves, we agreed and accepted a tenancy on the property.

    Fast forward to our first property inspection and we were given a glowing report on all aspects. The inspector from the letting agent even commented that they wouldn't of even known that we had dogs (no smells, damage, noise etc) and we were a credit as owners and tenants.

    Brilliant we thought until we get a phone call from the letting agent stating that we had two weeks to get rid of our dogs or face eviction.

    Needless to​​​​​to say getting rid of our family members wasn't an option and we refused. We asked if there was a problem with the inspection that we had missed or had there been complaints from neighbors and we were told no, the landlord who happens to be a national charity had decided that they didn't want any type of pets in their properties and essentially pulled the rug from under our feet, the dogs go or you all go!

    My question is this, is this legal? What if any course of action/s are open to us?

    Thanks in advance.




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