Saturday, January 29, 2011

DNA Condos are Pet Friendly

One of the things that people overlook when purchasing a condo in Toronto is whether their beloved pet will be allowed to accompany them to their new home. With more and more people choosing the condo lifestyle in Toronto, it can sometimes be very difficult to find a building that will accommodate your pet which in turn makes your condo search a more challenging and more frustrating task.
Many buyers are under the impression that condo policies on pets can be taken lightly because after all you do own the unit, why shouldn’t you be allowed to bring your pet? Unless you want a lawsuit on your hands, abide by the condo corporations rules. To date, there have been many legal battles concerning the pets in condos; therefore it is best to do your research and due diligence prior to purchasing a condo in Toronto if you plan on moving with your pet.
Many condo buildings have rules and regulations that do not allow pets at all or have put restrictions on the size of your pet. Here’s what you can do to ensure you pet can move along with you:
Ask your real estate sales representative to only show you units where pets are permitted. Once you’ve chosen the condo you would like to reside in and you’ve decided to put in an offer, make sure that your real estate sales representative makes the offer conditional on your lawyer’s review of the status certificate. A portion of this document deals specifically with the pet rules and regulations in the condo building, outlining the number, size and type of pets. Even if pets are permitted, any animal that is considered to be a nuisance or dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the community is prohibited.

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1 comment:

  1. great article ! thanks for sharing with us. As you know, we worry about it and I'll share this article with my wife because she is interested by topic like this.