Permission to keep a pet
Please complete the form below if you would like to keep a pet. We will respond to you within five working days.
We will give permission to keep a pet if the property is suitable, you are looking after your home and you are able to take on the responsibilities of looking after a pet.
We will also take into consideration whether your tenancy has been breached in any way, for instance, rent arrears, anti-social behaviour or not looking after your property.
Pets you don't need permission for
You don't need permission to keep a reasonable number of caged house birds and small caged animals like hamsters and rabbits. However, breeding is not permitted.
Animals we will not give permission for
We do not allow tenants to keep wild animals, livestock or farm animals (except as set out in our Pets Policy), endangered species or any dogs identified in the Dangerous Dogs act 1992, or any subsequent legislation.
In addition, animals registered under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, which includes venemous snakes, certain types of spider and various breeds of monkey, are not permitted in West Kent properties.
West Kent will also have regard to any other legislation that may be applicable to the keeping of any pet before granting permission.