Advertising of any kind, including For Sale or To Let boards, posters and billboards, must not be displayed in or on any part of the estate or parked vehicles.
There are five areas — behind Balliol, Bede, Glenalmond, Mansfield and Somerville houses — where you can light barbecues and eat in the open air. They are available on a first-come-first-served-basis. You should make sure that all rubbish and ash are taken away and not left in the gardens. Barbecues are not allowed on the main lawn or around the pond.
Although your lease stipulates that the floor of your flat must be covered with carpets and underfelt to keep noise to a minimum, a concession exists to allow wooden floors under a licence, which contains conditions about the use of soundproofing materials and the payment of surveyors’ and legal fees.
Whether you have a wooden floor or carpets, particular attention should be paid to insulating your floor against noise from pianos, audio equipment, televisions, radios, sewing machines and other appliances. Kitchens, bathrooms and lavatories do not need to be carpeted. For further information, contact the estate office on 020 8788 1017.
Boots and shoes must not be left outside flats, either on landings or outside the entrances to the houses. They can be unsightly and could obstruct other residents’ movements.
Foxes are a nuisance and can carry disease. Under no circumstances should you give them food. They dig in the gardens, leave their dirt on the ground and have been known to attack babies and children.
Your lease allows you to keep a cat or a small dog as long as it does not cause a nuisance to other residents. Cats can go outside but they should wear collars fitted with a bell. Cat flaps have been fitted in the back doors to each staircase; the estate office can issue you with a tag that will let your cat in and out. Cat flaps may be fitted to the back doors of individual flats at the owners’ expense.
If you are walking a dog on the estate, make sure it is always on a short lead and remember that it is your responsibility to clean up any mess your dog leaves. Your lease does not allow you to keep birds, reptiles or other animals.
Prams and buggies
Do not leave prams or buggies on the landings or anywhere else in the communal areas, where they could obstruct other residents’ movements.
Smoking in the buildings
Smoking is not allowed in the hallways, lifts or garages, or on landings or rear stairways. You may smoke outside the buildings but you must pick up your cigarette butts and dispose of them safely.