Do you remember as a child asking your parents if you could have a pet? to the point that it didn’t matter what it was as long as you had a pet…. maybe now as an adult you understand more, what it takes to be a animal owner and all the responsibilities the go with it.
On top of this… if you live in a leasehold property you should be aware that in every lease there will be a restriction of some sort in respect of animals.
When living in a leasehold property it is very easy to shut yourself off from others and get on with your own thing; however it is essential that you bear others in mind as your actions may impact others, sometime for the good but also for the bad.
The majority of leases that we have come across include a clause stating that permission must be obtained to keep an animal within the property. Here are some reasons why permission may not be given:
FISH: There is always a possibility that the water tank will leak, damaging your property and any properties below (if you’re not on the ground floor). Remember water naturally flows down.
DOGS: Dogs have a habit of barking which is great for security, however if they are barking to your favorite theme tune for example, it can be very annoying to others.
You may have noticed that dogs go to the toilet anywhere they can, which has a knock on effect with others especially contractors…. did you know that animal waste can cause health problems.
SNAKES: Strange it is may seem snakes are kept as pets, but they have a habit of escaping into the cavities of buildings if not watched.
Not long ago I heard a story of a snake going missing in an old semi-detached house; several weeks later the snake slithered out of the fire place while an elderly couple was watching TV. What a shock they had….
At this unprecedented time we have made some operational changes and have closed our offices. The team are however still here to support you although for the time-being we will need your co-operation to communicate with us by email please.
Given the volumes we know we will not be able to reply immediately but if you could remain patient for the reply if applicable, you will most certainly receive a response but please resist the temptation to send several other emails, it will not only help us manage enquiries but enable us to identify any priority emails relating to emergencies etc
Rest assured we are doing everything we can, working within Government guidelines, to maintain services while at the same time protecting our staff, clients and contractors.
Finally, if we could ask you not to send any paper correspondence to our offices please, and to arrange for any payments to be submitted electronically it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding, look after yourselves and please stay safe.