Can you have a dog in an apartment you own?
In good news for all pet lovers, NSW apartment dwellers are now allowed to keep their pets irrespective of any strata by-laws. The NSW Court of Appeal’s latest verdict has made it so that banning pets in any apartment building in the state is no longer permitted.
How many dogs can you have in a condo?
Usually, this is done through a weight limit where unit owners are prohibited from owning pets that weigh more than 25 to 30 pounds. Other associations have a straightforward pet limit of no more than one or two dogs per unit owner.
Can you have a dog in a homeowners association?
Your association may restrict pet ownership based on the breed as well. This means there’s a specific clause in the association’s documents detailing the type dog breed that’s allowed. The basis for this rule is usually to appease unit owners.
How to take care of a pet in a condo?
Helpful guidelines for unit owners. 1 Read the rules. Before you purchase a unit in a condo association or HOA managed property, ask for the CC& R document. Read them to find out what the 2 Clean up after your pet. 3 Keep it quiet. 4 Avoid wandering. 5 Protect yourself.
Can a disabled person have a pet in a condo?
Even disabled residents who need service animals are required to adhere to pet size and breed limitations. The only exception is if the person has a prior emotional attachment to a breed that’s not allowed by the association. The issue of pets and handicapped claims is governed by the Federal Fair Housing Amendment Act.
Can you have a dog in a condominium?
Your condominium rules prohibit pets of any kind except fish and birds. A unit owner asks the board of directors to allow them to keep a dog because they need the comfort the animal gives them. What should the board do?
Is it right to have a dog in a homeowners association?
Pets are now considered an integral part of the family. It’s only right for homeowners associations to welcome pets into their communities. If you’re a pet-friendly association, you likely already know the importance of having rules for homeowners with furry companions.
What should condo owners know about the changing pet law?
The condominium lawyers at Calabrese Law Associates have seen cases where the condo has a set of rules that don’t address the use of emotional support animals. “Service animals” (i.e. dogs and miniature horses) are protected by Federal and State laws so condominium boards and condo unit owners alike should be familiar with that area of the law.
Can a condo association prohibit a service animal?
A service animal, such as a guide dog, is trained to do a specific task. Not even a condominium can prohibit such an animal because the owner has to rely on it everywhere. It is not a pet. A comfort, assistance or emotional support animal falls into a different category.