Permission will be required to keep cats or dogs in Council accommodation. Below is a summary of the pets allowed in properties:
||Number of cats and dogs|
Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total
|Bungalow||Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total|
|Low rise flats up to 2 storeys with own access||Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total|
|KNH low rise with communal access (up to and including 5 storey)||Maximum 1 cat or dog in total|
|6 Storey and above accommodation||KNH managed properties.
Maximum 1 cat – no dogs allowed
|KNH Retirement Living Schemes||1 dog or cat where the wellbeing of the tenant is identified|
|Pinnacle Group Extra Care Housing||Assistance pets only|
|Pinnacle Group low rise accommodation with communal access||Assistance pets only|
Permission will be required to keep pets in council accommodation, and this applies if you are already or tenant, or looking to become a tenant in the future:
- Some of our flats do not allow dogs, so please check out the policy before bidding on a property on Choose N Move.
- Before we make an offer of a property, we will check that the number of pets you own complies with the Policy. If not, then we will be unable to proceed with the offer of accommodation
- Permission will normally be granted provided there are no restrictions on the property, the pets are looked after, and conditions of your tenancy agreement are being met.
A Good Pet Keeping Guide is available for advice and support – please visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets
If you are already a tenant you can call us on 01484 414886 or click the contact us to request a copy of the policy and the permission form. Eventually tenants will be able to access this via their MyKirklees account. We will update you when tenants can do this.