Keeping a pet

Estuary Housing Association defines a pet as any animal, fish, reptile or birds etc, you therefore need to request permission to keep any form of pet. You will also need to request permission if you wish to erect any form of pet home, for instance a bird aviary or fish pond.

Please note that there are some limits to the number of pets you may keep as follows:

Houses and Bungalows

  • Up to 3 uncaged domestic animals such as a dog or cat, or any exotic species of animal
  • Written permission must be sought for a fish tank with a greater volume than 33 gallons (155 litres). However, written permission is not required for a smaller volume tank
  • Written permission is not required for small caged animals and birds.

Flats & Maisonettes

  • 1 uncaged domestic animal; such as a dog or cat, or any exotic species of animal
  • Written permission must be sought for a fish tank with a volume greater than 33 gallons (155 litres). However, written permission is not required for a smaller volume
  • Written permission is not required for small caged animals and birds.

Sheltered Flats

  • Permission will not be granted for any uncaged animal such as a dog or cat, except for assistance dogs such as a guide dog.
  • Permission will not be granted for exotic pets.
  • Written permission must be sought for a fish tank with a volume greater than 33 gallons (155 litres). However, written permission is not required for a smaller volume
  • Written permission is not required for small caged animals and birds.

Sheltered Bungalow Accommodation

  • Up to 3 uncaged domestic animals such as a dog or cat, or any exotic species of animal
  • Written permission must be sought for a fish tank with a greater volume than 33 gallons (155 litres). However, written permission is not required for a smaller volume tank
  • Written permission is not required for small caged animals and birds.

Where permission is given to keep a pet, you must ensure it does not cause a nuisance or annoyance to your neighbours. This includes the fouling of amenity and grassed areas, and causing a nuisance or annoyance to other residents. Request permission to keep any pet.pdf (0.267MB) Adobe Acrobat File

If you do allow or fail to stop your pet causing a nuisance, you will be breaking the terms of your tenancy. You will be asked to rehome your pet and if you fail to do this we will obtain an Injunction to allow Estuary to remove the pet.

Please note that permission may be refused if you have rent arrears.