Q Recently, the board drafted a pet rule, which set a limit of one pet per unit (maximum weight 25 lbs) but then included a clause stating only four units in the building were allowed to have a pet. Isn’t this latter requirement discriminatory?
A Pet rules will vary from one corporation to another. Some corporations stipulate types of pets, size, weight, how many are allowed per unit and so on. Pet rules must yield to the Ontario Human Rights Code. Some disabled residents are totally dependent on their pet to assist them with their daily living. It would be wise for the board to consult with a condo solicitor when drafting particular rules such as pet restrictions.
Unfortunately, the new pet rule that your board has passed is clearly discrimination. Who will decide which four units are allowed a pet?
Source: By Marilyn Lincoln
Special to National Post Jun 10, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET | Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 4:31 PM ET
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