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How to decipher HOA pet rules

Mike HunterQ: I own a home that is governed by the N.C. Condominium Act. In the recorded Declaration of Condominium, there is a specific section regarding animals. It prohibits commercial breeding and exotic animals, but specifically allows common household pets “including but not limited to dogs, cats, canaries, parakeets, etc.” After I bought my home, the HOA supplemented its rules and regulations to change the language in the recorded covenants to allow only two cats or two dogs and no more than four pets total. I am now renting the home and I have been told that my tenant, who has three dogs, is in violation. The dogs are small, each under 8 pounds, and they have not caused a safety issue for other residents. I always thought that rights afforded in recorded covenants could not be restricted by changes in the rules and regulations. Is this not correct?

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FL: Pets – Emotional support animals

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

I am a pet lover and cannot conceive of living without them. I still tend to believe the claims of health benefits of having pets. The studies that Donna Berger mentioned in her previous blog are intriguing but not definitive
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WI: Condo Living: Pets

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

With pet owners representing a significant portion of the population, furry, four-legged friends are factoring heavily into the decision to buy a condo. According to the American Pet Products Association, 63% of U.S. households have at least one pet. And with condo buyers making developments that allow pets a top priority,
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