A Dog and a Disable child
Our newish tenant is a single mother with three children, the youngest of whom (aged four) is autistic. She seems to be a very responsible and reliable tenant. She has now asked to be allowed to have a dog - a labradoodle - as therapy for the child. We are minded to agree, with the usual conditions regarding cleaning the carpets, repair of damage and nuisance to neighbours. However, we would usually stipulate that the permission for a pet can be withdrawn, with reasonable grounds, such as nuisance to the neighbours. Obviously the disability aspect could then be cited. Could we pre-empt that situation by stipulating, in the addendum to the lease, that we can require the removal of a specific individual dog which is causing a nuisance, rather than withdrawing the general permission to have a dog?
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