As a home owner, you need to ask us for permission to keep a pet in your home. This is a condition of your lease agreement.
What you can expect from us
If you apply to us to keep a pet, we will tell you our decision:
- within two working days if you are not yet a resident but are hoping to move into one of our properties
- within 15 working days if you are already a resident and want to keep a pet in your property.
We aim to be reasonable, consistent and fair in deciding whether to give permission for pet ownership. If you live on an estate and do not have access to your own garden, we will only be able to give permission to keep a dog in exceptional circumstances, for example if you need a guide dog.
Once we have received your pet permission form, we will review it and let you know if we need any more information from you before making a decision. We will consider any potential impact on your neighbours and any animal welfare or health and safety concerns.
We will write to you to let you know of the decision. If we do give permission for you to keep a pet, we will send you information about what we expect of you as a pet owner. You will need to ask for permission if you want to have pet housing such as a dog kennel, rabbit hutch or bird aviary in your garden.
If we give you permission to keep a pet in your home and you later move to another Octavia property, or you get a new pet, you will need to ask for permission again.
Conditions of pet ownership
If we give permission for you to keep a pet, you will be responsible for it. You must keep it under control and make sure it is not a nuisance to your neighbours. If a pet causes nuisance problems, we will take back our consent for you to keep the pet. If the problems are serious and continue, we can take action against the conditions of your lease.