I hope you're well. I just wanted to run this past you all. I've moved into a new flat, it's a block with 8 other flats and a communal garden in the back. I've recently discovered that one of the Leaseholders breeds dogs and keeps them in his garage and home. Whilst I know that's fine (checked with RSPCA). He is using the communal gardens to train his dogs.
Can anyone let me know if this is legal? Other than the fact he is monopolising the so called 'communal' gardens. He is training dangerous dogs.
Does anyone know what I should or could do from a legal perspective (if anything!)
It's fairly intimidating having these dogs being trained on site.
We're all leaseholders so all have a share of the garden, but it doesn't seem right that he's using this land as part of his registered business.
Is it a protection dog, attack dog or a fighting dog? Those 3 things are very different. Protection dogs are essentially guard dogs, will attack on command (intended to be for eg an intruder or attacker.) so long as he is background checking who he sells to that's fine and 100% legal.
Attack or fighting dogs... trainers use bait (normally a puppy, small dog, kitten or cat) to train them to kill. They are aggressive, sometimes unreliable and extremely dangerous, in this case call the police and rspca asap.
If he is monopolising communal areas do complain to your landlord - but if it's protection dogs he's breeding then you should be able to enter the gardens without being attacked or some such, and it isn't a police or rspca matter (unless these dogs are hurting people??)
I would of thought that using communal grounds for business use (training guard dogs) is unreasonable. Imagine If I was a baker and setup a bread oven of example (bad example) but you get my point. He's using these grounds to profit from. Surely there is a legal case here to prohibit this.