DAVID FROST says: This appears to be a bit of a grey-area, but I suspect the landlord probably has the law on his side. The Act does give you the right to the enjoyment of your possessions, but equally it gives to others rights and freedoms of their own.

In a block of flats your ownership of a dog might impinge on other people’s rights. If this really is a matter of concern, I suggest you consult a solicitor with experience in human rights legislation.

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