Do you have a pet? Do you have written permission for your pet? Housing staff come across tenant’s who say they were not aware they are required to apply for permission.

When you sign your tenancy agreement, you are agreeing to comply with the conditions. Your tenancy agreement contains clear information about what you should do if you wish to keep a pet and your responsibilities. If tenants are in doubt they should always refer to their Housing Services Officer or the Pets Policy. There are strict guidelines to the number and size of pets allowed in each property type. What will happen next? If you do not have permission, please contact us immediately and speak to your Housing Officer.

If you fail to contact us and you do not have permission, we can and have previously, removed pets from our properties. We do not want to do this, so if you don’t have permission please contact us. Please note that exotic/reptile pets are not allowed in our properties.

Click here to read our Pets Policy. If you have any questions please contact your Housing Services Officer.

Click here to read our Pets Policy summary.

Number of Pets Allowed

The number of animals allowed to be kept in a Forth Housing Association property will be subject to the type and size of property in question.

Pets Allowed •Cats •Dogs •Birds •Rabbits •Guinea Pigs •Rats •Hamsters •Fish

Complaints and Removal of Pets

Where we are  in receipt of complaints regarding the keeping and supervision of animals, the tenant may be required to rehome their pet if the complaints are consistent and justifiable.

Tenants will be given the opportunity to rectify the problem, prior to being required to rehome the animal concerned.

Where the animal or the keeping of the animal is causing a deterioration of the property, tenants will be required to take appropriate action to rectify the damage and take appropriate steps to prevent further deterioration to the property e.g. pet behaviour classes.

If you keep a pet without permission, you are breaking the terms of your tenancy and this could lead to legal action against you.