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    Social Housing - pets no fence

    Not sure if this is the right board but I live next to a social housing association house. New tenants have just moved in and they have a dog but there is no fencing at all to keep the dog contained in their garden. Should this be the case or am I expecting too much?

    It may be the case that they are keeping the dog in breach of their tenancy contract, or it might be that they have promised to keep it inside...

    If the dog is causing you problems (fouling, threatening you or your family), the obvious thing to do is to speak to its owners, their landlords and the council dog warden in that order.
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      Im not aware of any requirement for a fence. Perhaps you can build a fence on your property instead.


        Originally posted by YesAdam View Post
        Im not aware of any requirement for a fence. Perhaps you can build a fence on your property instead.
        People with dogs have a reponsibility to give them a suitable environment and keep them under control under various laws. See the RSPCA website.

        I take it you have asked them to build a fence?

        Really, it should be solid and high enough so that el doggo doesn't see things that will get it excited unnecessarily.

        If it becomes a real problem, it would be unfortunate were you to leave your gate open by mistake.

        Refer Mad Regulators to Arkell vs Pressdram.


          Care to share the various laws, that require a fence and not supervision.

          I am not aware of any requirement for Fences, especially one that is high enough to dwarf a dog.


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