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    Hi I am new to the forum but have been reading posts quite regularly ,so I thought I would post a question . The issue we are having is that we had some new tenants move into our cottage 3 months ago ,a letting agency found the tenants for us which we paid a percentage of the 1st months rent ,they also drew up the contract for us.In the contact it said the tenants much have written permission off ourselves before having a dog in the property which they have ignored . I brought this to their attention which they replied , we assumed the agency had let you know. Anyway the problem is they are constantly letting the dog foul on the driveway to the holiday cottage we own at the rear of the property,I have spoken to them about this twice asking them to stop this ,but my wife has been to the holiday cottage today and there is dog muck all down the driveway , what action /advice can we take personally we would not be bothered if they left the cottage ,they are on a 12 month contract and have already been late with a months rent .

    Does your tenancy agreement state that you can seek possession of the property under grounds 10 and 12 of schedule 2 or section 8 of the 1988 Housing Act?


      Did you review the T's references and credit checks before you agreed to grant the tenancy to these people?

      Have you asked the agent whether they gave permission for the dog?

      The answers to these questions will not help you evict, but it may answer how you happened to end up with a tenant like this.


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        by royw
        What does your AST say about it?
        05-12-2021, 23:20 PM
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        by theartfullodger
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        by Pariah81
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      • Reply to Dogs
        by ash72
        The good thing is they have asked you prior to getting one, so the decision is yours. If you do decide then I would suggest you increase rent to compensate for your loss in the future.
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