A busy moving week for Phil Hammond; not only has he announced plans to move his budget to Autumn and his statement to Spring, he's also moved his dogs into Downing Street. 

While we've commented elsewhere as to whether Hammond's statement contains any surprises for us, reports that the City of Westminster is a pet-friendly place to live don't surprise us at all.

As photos of the Hammond canines in St James's park show, the Royal Parks and The City of Westminster council welcome well-behaved dogs and have a proven track record in their welfare. As well as running free microchipping events the council won the RSPCA's “stray dog footprint” gold award for the fourth year running in 2016. 

Talking of surprises, your typical Georgian-fronted townhouse for sale around SW1 comes with more outside space than you'd expect, perhaps with its own courtyard garden or via access to a pets-allowed communal garden square. Promising news for potential buyers with animals.

If your pet is a deal-breaker, Dexters can help you tailor your search accordingly. Contact us for more details about property for sale or rent in Westminster.