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Staying in the UK after it leaves the EU

Published: Wednesday 2 June 2021

The deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021 Click here for more info

As a result of the disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic there will be changes and disruptions to the service, please keep checking the Latest News section of this website for important updates.


Important Bidding Advice

Published: Friday 11 December 2020

We encourage all applicants to only bid on properties in areas that they are familiar with and therefore, urge you to read thoroughly the property descriptions before placing a bid.

Please note property viewings are appointment only, contact our Support and Information Team (SIT) on 01484 414886


Water testing in Kirklees properties

Published: Tuesday 10 November 2020

As a result of the national lockdown in March we are now carrying out water tests and treatment in all our empty homes. 
This has caused some delay in being able to sign people up for their new homes, and we are working with specialist contractors to ensure this work is carried out as quickly as possible. 
As soon as your property has been tested, a member of the Empty Homes Team will be in contact to arrange your viewing and sign up appointment.


Kirklees Pet Policy

Published: Tuesday 10 November 2020

The Pet Policy came into effect on 22 June 2020 and sets out Kirklees Councils (KC) approach to the keeping of pets in Council accommodation

Permission will be required to keep cats or dogs in Council accommodation. Below is a summary of the pets allowed in properties, full information is available on https://knh.org.uk/your-home/keeping-pets
 

House Type

Number of Cats and Dogs

House

Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total

Bungalow

Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total

Low rise flats up to 2 storeys with own access

Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total

KNH low rise with communal access (up to and including 5 storey)

Maximum 1 cat or dog in total

6 Storey and above accommodation

KNH managed properties.

Maximum 1 cat – no dogs allowed

KNH Retirement Living Schemes

1 dog or cat where the wellbeing of the tenant is identified

Pinnacle Group Extra Care Housing

Assistance pets only

Pinnacle Group low rise accommodation with communal access

Assistance pets only

 

  • Permission will be required to keep pets in council accommodation, and this applies if you are already or tenant, or looking to become a tenant in the future
     
  • Some of our flats do not allow dogs, so please check out the policy before bidding on a property on Choose N Move.
     
  • Before we make an offer of a property, we will check that the number of pets you own complies with the Policy. If not, then we will be unable to proceed with the offer of accommodation
     
  • Permission will normally be granted provided there are no restrictions on the property, the pets are looked after, and conditions of your tenancy agreement are being met

A Good Pet Keeping Guide is available for advice and support – please visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets

If you are already a tenant you can call, email, or click the contact us button to request a copy of the policy and the permission form. Eventually tenants will be able to access this via their MyKirklees account. We will update you when tenants can do this.