People consider pets as part of the family so it’s important for community associations to embrace that and document guidelines for pet ownership to ensure a positive and productive relationship for all.
Sit. Stay. Set standards: The most valid and enforceable pet restrictions are written in community declarations
When drafting or amending pet rules in community associations, it’s important to be familiar with local laws. It’s also essential to review your community’s declaration to ensure rules can’t potentially be challenged by an owner as unreasonable.
Communities striving to be pet-friendly can sometimes end up in the doghouse, and it’s usually not the animal’s fault. Create fair and reasonable pet rules to keep the fur from flying.
For more than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every part of our lives. Our society and communities have sustained great damage from multiple ruptures of the social fabric. It’s time for community associations to rebuild trust and bring neighbors back together again.
Community associations often struggle when a resident requests an accommodation for an emotional support animal. It’s a complicated issue that requires expert advice. Boards that err in the way they handle requests could face investigations, lawsuits, and fines.
Federal legislation was introduced earlier this week to provide condominium associations access to insured building rehabilitation loans—a move that would help board members make critical structural and safety-based condo repairs.