Condominium Damage Financial Legal Pets Renting

Hellish HOA Landlord

M.G. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, What if an owner lies to the renter and their HOA concerning the number of dogs living in their unit? My owners put on the lease and collected $450 nonrefundable pet fee for 2 dogs. However, unbeknownst to me until I moved in, they put 1 dog on the HOA form. This is because there is a strict “20 pound, 1 dog” limit on the property. However, I…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets

Condo Board Changes Dog Ownership Rules or Did They?

D.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our Declaration of bylaws states household pets, dogs, cats, birds are welcomed. Our rules & regulations that were written and passed by the board and not by owner has banned dogs. Which ruling is correct? We recently found out the board keeps two versions of the bylaws on hand and distributes a version without the page that includes the portion that dogs are welcomed to new…

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Board Communications Governance Pets

Aggressive Dog Worries Condo Board

K.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the procedure if an owner has an aggressive dog on property. Do we have to wait for an incident before having the animal removed? Mister Condo replies: K.D., I am sorry that you have an aggressive dog housed within your condo. “Aggressive” is a subjective term so it is quite difficult for me to give you an answer you can put into action. Start…

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Board Condominium Pets Rules Enforcement

Tricking the Condo Board on the Number of Pets Per Unit

M.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo that has a one pet rule, I have a dog. Recently my girlfriend moved in and she also has a dog. I received a letter from the Corporation citing the one pet rule and was asked to remove one of the dogs. A neighbor that I have become friendly with has offered to register one of the dogs as his thereby…

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