Can Dogs be Prohibited in Condo Buildings

May 2015

Ontario courts have determined that a condo rule prohibiting dogs from condo buildings is unreasonable and unenforceable. This is an enforceable stipulation if it is in the declaration.

Many condo buildings do have rules, supported by the courts, limiting the number and/or size of dogs.

Audrey Loeb of Miller Thomson’s Condominium Group advises that noisy dogs may also contravene condo rules intended to protect the peaceful enjoyment of suites by condo residents.

Aggressive and/or unleashed dogs may be a safety concern for condo residents. The condo corporation has an obligation to enforce rules for the protection and safety of condo residents, and for the peaceful enjoyment of condo suites.

For questions about pets in condo buildings or other condominium legal matters, Miller Thomson’s Condominium Group can be reached at (416)595-8196

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