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Not Allowed Chickens

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rawlesy Wed 01-Aug-12 22:25:15

Really hacked off as we were going to get some chickens but neighbour said we should check our deeds. Looked and found a clause dating back to 1938 saying that we can't have chickens. Not happy sad

TeamEdward Thu 02-Aug-12 20:58:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 02-Aug-12 22:45:28

Doesn't it only apply if someone actually complains about them? Otherwise what effect does it actually have? We've got the same clause in our deeds but my neighbour keeps chickens and no-one bats an eyelid. Is there a legal precedent for breaking the rules of the deeds?

rawlesy Sun 05-Aug-12 13:03:22

One side of our street is ok but our side backs onto a nursing home so think we'd probably have a lot of complaints unfortunately.

nickelbarapasaurus Tue 07-Aug-12 14:22:04

your neighbour is wrong.
your right to keep chickens is a statutory one, and no matter what your contract says, you are allowed to keep chickens

allotment act 1950.

nickelbarapasaurus Tue 07-Aug-12 14:23:07

nursing homes advocate keeping chickens - it's good for the residents' mental wellbeing grin

nickelbarapasaurus Tue 07-Aug-12 14:25:25

a summary

nickelbarapasaurus Tue 07-Aug-12 14:26:39

ps: "allotment" is specified in the act to include back gardens

TunipTheVegemal Wed 15-Aug-12 21:44:26

Would anyone else even notice? I only found out about my next-door neighbour having some when I got mine. If you don't get a cockerel they're really not noisy.

Not that it matters, given what Nickel said.

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