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What action we can take concerning nuisance pets

What action we can take concerning nuisance pets

In the vast majority of cases we will try to resolve the issue informally after hearing both sides of the story. If this does not work then there are a number of more formal approaches we can take, including:

  • Arranging for a professional mediator to become involved.
  • Setting up a Good Neighbourhood Agreement if the issue affects a number of residents. This is a set of rules developed by tenants and residents describing what is acceptable behaviour for their area. Responsible pet ownership could form part of this Agreement.
  • Withdrawing permission to keep the animal.
  • Restricting the number of animals kept at a property.
  • Making responsible pet ownership part of an Acceptable Behaviour Contract. This is a formal contract signed by the person causing the problem, the Council and in some cases a third party, such as the Police.
  • Involving statutory organisations, such as the Police or the Council’s Environmental Health Unit.
  • Involving voluntary organisations, such as the RSPCA.
  • Serving an injunction telling the owner to either start or stop doing something or remove the animal.
  • Terminating the tenancy where tenancy conditions are breached.

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