October 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm #2304
I am the president of a 24 unit condo outside of Edmonton. We currently do not allow pets
but we have had three units for sale over the past six months, and a number of possible sales have fallen through because we don’t allow pets, in particular, “visiting” pets.
At the request of condo owners who haven’t been able to sell their units, the board has agreed to look into revisiting our pet bylaws.
Does anyone have “Visiting Pet Bylaws” they would be willing to share?
Originally posted by Deborah M
October 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm #2305
Our Bylaws state that anyone can have 1 pet, as in dog or cat, less than 15 pounds (small pets). All pets must be on a leash when outside, including cats. Visiting pets must meet the bylaw requiements.
Steve T on June 16 2018 at 03:23 PM
October 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm #2306
Our Bylaws say that without the consent of the Board an Owner shall not
d) keep a pet animal in the Unit, on the Common Property or on the parcel, other than caged birds or fish in tank, which in any event shall be kept inside the Unit;
e) have a visiting dog in the Unit for a period of more than three days;
Tom F on June 16 2018 at 04:01 PM
October 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm #2307
Our rules are close to Tom F.’s , where visitors may bring in a pet for a specified number of days. The Owner is held responsible for the pet’s behaviour, keeping it on a leash while on common property, and promptly picking up poop. the Owner must also advise the condominium manager of an upcoming visit.
By and large, we have not encountered much trouble with visiting pets.
The No Pet Bylaw on the other hand will be attractive to buyers who want or require there are no pets living permanently”in the building. It’s a distinct plus to them when looking for a condo. By the same token you close yourself off from offers from people with pets. It is probably wise to have your listing realtor well aware of the Pet rules, and to be forthright about it when qualifying prospective buyers. It’s a “black or white” issue, There is no middle position that works, so don’t allow a discussion to start.
Over the short run in a down market it can be frustrating to be selling a unit that is in a small segment of the overall condo market. But when you do get a prospect who demands No Pets, we’ve found that a deal can happen quickly in an attractive building, because the buyer also has limited choice.
Gus V on June 16 2018 at 05:46 PM
October 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm #2308
No pets is a selling feature. We allow pets how ever we are now a zoo. We will be revisiting this issue. Don’t let a few screw things up. Realtors are will give this as an excuse . There are probably other reasons for units not selling. Such as what is your reserve, what is the over all condition of the complex, if your complex is getting old snd dated try ab assessment to get back up to par.
Rod P on June 17 2018 at 09:15 AM
October 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm #2309
Thank you all for your comments. I think our board may need to rethink the direction they’re currently heading in. The more I research condos and pets, the more obvious it is that “you can’t please everyone”!
Deborah M on June 17 2018 at 09:05 PM
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