Can a condo association ban pets?

Asked by Ladypenelop, Las Vegas, NV Thu May 23, 2013

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AL McCaw (Lo…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Thu May 30, 2013
Condo HOAs practically has the powers of God!!! They can ban pets, plants, types of vehicles that can enter the premises, and much more. And if you don't pay your HOA dues after an extended period of time (assuming you bought the unit and not renting), they have the power by law to foreclose on your unit.

For example, let's say your monthly dues are $150 a month and you didn't pay for 18 months. This is a total of $2700. Let's also say that your condo is worth $100,000. The HOA has the omnipotent power to foreclose your property, and put in an auction to the highest bidder. Let's say that your unit was sold for $50,000. The HOA will collect the $2700 of dues plus numerous other fees, and send the balance to your mortage lender (if you have a home loan), or to you if free and clear.

Lesson: Do NOT ever take the HOA lightly or for granted.
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R.C. Fowler, Home Owner, Las Vegas, NV
Wed May 29, 2013
Before you move into a Condo/Townhouse your are given the CC&R's,(Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions). You need to read these. If there are any items that you don't agree to then don't move there.
Most HOA's have restrictions as to what type of pets, breed etc. and size. Usually weight. When you move in and you pet is within the weight AND then gains weight, you have complied with the weight limit. I have not seen an HOA that has put a pet on a diet.
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Myra Gouger, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Thu May 23, 2013
Yes - if that is already in the guidelines of the HOA, you can bet, they can ban pets.
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Rowena Trim, Agent, North Las vegas, NV
Thu May 23, 2013
It is in the purview of the HOA to ban or allow pets and specify breed and or weight limit.
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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Thu May 23, 2013

[Trulia wants a longer answer. So: Yes. Absolutely.]
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