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Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return. For now please let me know does it say anything in the lease about whether or not this can be done?
House cats acceptable - no access to common areas in the past
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Have you consulted with other property owners yet?
Other property owners have mixed feelings on this matter
And as Managing Agent what do your own rules say about when matters are split? You go with majority or not?
I go with majority although I'm concerned of health & safety of other owners + the cleanliness issues.
You can make the approval subject to review in 12 months and on the basis they are responsible for any mess. But in reality cats are very clean and do not make a mess or foul inside.
If the agreement allows for pets with permission then you should consider the options and unless there is something obvious, give permission. People in flats have cats all the time, but these normally stay inside. If the cats are in the common areas then you just make the owner responsible for any mess caused.
Thanks - your advice is helpful
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Does this also apply in Scots law where I am?