council tenant you have a number of responsibilities, which you
must keep to.
We will investigate breaches in tenancy conditions, such as:
- Abandoned properties
- Damage/misuse of property
- Unauthorised alterations
- Access refusal
- Car repairs
- Graffiti, vandalism to council properties
Anti social behaviour
Tackling anti social behaviour is a priority for the Council. We
investigate all reports of nuisance caused by our tenants and work
closely with tenants, residents and outside agencies to find
In cases of nuisance, where there are proven breaches in the
tenancy agreement and intervention and support has not resolved the
issue, a referral to the Council’s Anti Social Behaviour unit may
If you have a complaint about the behaviour of Council tenants
then please contact the Estate Management team to discuss
the matter further.
Generally, you can keep domestic pets such as cats and dogs in
your property, as long as they are properly cared for and you do
not allow them to cause a nuisance to neighbours or damage to the
If you live in sheltered accommodation, a flat, maisonette or
bedsit, you will not be able to keep a dog. (Please note that these
restrictions do not apply to registered guide dogs for the blind or
registered hearing dogs for the deaf).
You will not be allowed to keep any pets that we believe are
unsuitable for your home.
It is your responsibility to keep your garden tidy by cutting
the lawn and trimming the hedges and keeping it clear of any
rubbish. If you do not keep your garden tidy we may clear it
and re-charge you for the work.
You must seek the Council’s permission before planting any trees
in the garden of a council owned property.