Get permission to keep a pet

If you want to keep a pet, it must be suitable for your home and lifestyle and you must have our authorisation beforehand.

Who can use this service?

This form is for Lambeth Housing tenants only.

What you need to know...

You are responsible for your pets and those owned by your visitors or lodgers.

For us to grant authorisation, you must meet the following two conditions:

  • The pet must not be a nuisance.
  • If you have a dog, it must be microchipped — you will need to upload a copy of the microchip certificate to this form.

We will not grant you permission to have more than two dogs or two cats.

Keeping dogs

You will be in breach of your tenancy if you keep a dog without our permission, which may result in legal action. It is compulsory for all dogs over the age of eight weeks in England to be fitted with microchips.

A dog must always wear a collar and tag showing the owner’s name and address while in public and must be kept on a lead when on our estates. If they cause damage or a mess, we will charge you for clearing it up and take any other action that we think is necessary to resolve the problem.

We will refuse permission for any dog covered by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, such as a:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro, or any other dog listed under this law.

When we may say no

We will refuse permission if we think your pet will cause trouble or be a danger to other residents.

We can withdraw our permission for you to keep domestic pets at any time, so it is important to be a responsible owner.

Do it online

Get permission to keep a pet