Pets in Condominiums
Roberto Noce Q.C., in his Calgary Herald article on page D4 on 2022 03 05, discusses buying into a pet-friendly condominium where the prospective owners want assurance that pets will always be allowed. He points out that the bylaws could change, but a 2×75% majority would be required.
Noce omits to suggest that the new bylaws, if and when they change, could specify that the existing owners of existing pets could be ‘grandfathered’ so that their situation is allowed until a pet dies, or the owners decide to reduce the number of pets in compliance with a new bylaw (which is what we did at our condominium when we re-wrote the developer’s bylaws).
This is a situation where the bylaws can be drafted to be compassionate over a changing situation; they don’t always have to be ‘black or white’.