Understanding Restrictions and Consent in Your Tenancy: A Comprehensive Guide


Understanding the restrictions and consent requirements during your tenancy is crucial for a smooth rental experience. At Property Genius, we aim to provide clarity on these matters to prevent misunderstandings and ensure a harmonious living arrangement. This article will delve into various aspects that may require your attention or prior approval from your landlord or Property Genius.

Pet Policy

While we understand that pets are part of the family, not all properties are pet-friendly. If you wish to keep a pet in your rented home, you must seek prior approval. Some properties may have specific restrictions, such as the type or size of the pet, so it's essential to clarify these details beforehand.

Alterations to Property

Before making any changes to the property—be it painting walls, installing fixtures, or even hanging pictures—please consult your landlord or Property Genius. Unauthorised alterations could result in deductions from your deposit or other penalties.

Subletting and Roommates

Subletting or adding roommates to your tenancy usually requires prior consent. Failure to obtain this could be considered a breach of your tenancy agreement, leading to potential eviction.

Use of Common Areas

If your property comes with shared spaces like gardens, gyms, or laundry rooms, make sure you're aware of the guidelines for using these areas. This ensures a pleasant environment for all residents.

Noise Restrictions

To maintain a peaceful community, there may be 'quiet hours' or other noise-related rules. Please respect these guidelines to avoid causing disturbances to your neighbours.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed inside the property and common areas. If you're a smoker, please inquire about designated smoking areas or other arrangements.


Parking can be a significant concern, especially in busy areas. Make sure you're aware of any restrictions on parking vehicles at the property, including visitor parking.

Guest Policy

Having guests over for short visits is generally acceptable, but extended stays may require prior notification or even formal approval. Always check your tenancy agreement for specifics.

Business Use

Using the property for business purposes is usually not allowed without explicit consent. This is to ensure the property remains in a condition that is consistent with residential use.

Renewal Restrictions

Lastly, be aware that certain conditions, such as repeated violations of the lease agreement, could prevent the renewal of your lease.


Understanding and adhering to these restrictions and consent requirements will contribute to a more enjoyable and stress-free tenancy. If you have any questions or require clarification on any of these points, please don't hesitate to contact your dedicated Property Genius agent.