Can a condominium association inpose or a registration fee for having a pet. the fee not being refundable? Waiting for your legal answer. Thank you.
State/Country relating to question: Florida
Im trying to get educated on this what could be a promblem.
Thank you for your question. I will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.To answer your question, the answer is absolutely 'yes', a condo Association can put in limits and controls (as well as fees) for behavior that is generally permissible for a legal owner of the property. Provided the the condominium association expressly in the bylaws states that pets and their registration is required under the rules, the COA can impose the fees for the registration of the pets, as well as provide approval or deny the pet as being on the premises. COAs can limit who rents on the premises, the percentage of units being rented, the types of pets can be on premises, the size, the amount of pets, or even if pets are permitted at all. All of those limitations are deemed to be 'reasonable' as they are being done for the overall plat and scheme of the condo development.Good luck.
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Referrans to the fee being refundable or not has not been answered. Can you please clarify? Thank you.
Thank you for your follow-up.The fee is deemed to be 'non-refundable' unless the fee itself is stated as being otherwise. Therefore this is not a situation where the fee must be returned to you by the COA. Hope that clarifies!Dimitry Esquire41091.8173314468
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