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Water testing in KNH 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.

KNH 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

House Type

Number of Cats and Dogs


Maximum 2 cats or dogs in total


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

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.

Choose N Move began accepting bids again from 17 June

Published: Thursday 11 June 2020

Kirklees Council’s Choose N Move service, which helps people to bid on council and other social housing properties in Kirklees will re start on Wednesday 17 June.   

The council paused the service in line with national guidance at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. 

Following government guidance on how councils and other social housing landlords can start to safely allocate and let properties again, the council is getting ready to re-open the service.

The council is committed to supporting economic and social recovery following the easing of lockdown, and will continue to prioritise keeping people safe and limiting the risk of infection. 

It will be following national guidance closely and have been working hard to review their procedures to make sure they can operate in a way that assures the health and safety of both customers and staff. 

Choose N Move is now accepting bids online

Unfortunately our Customer Service Centres remain closed so you will not be able to access them to register bids at this time.

Cllr Cathy Scott, Cabinet Member responsible for housing said: “I am delighted that we are able to re-open this much needed service, in order to provide affordable, quality housing to those that need it most.  The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a place to call home and restarting  this service will help bring families together, provide individuals with much needed security and give space to those that have been sharing but really need a place of their own.”