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I just read the post regarding pet kennels and HOA's I too was denied to install a cage in my back yard for my 2 cats. We are not allowed to let them run free and must be on a leash My cats have never had a leash

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

I won't let them out alone because of foxes

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Yes I filed a design request along with a picture and they won't let me have one or a greenhouse (even though my neighbor behind me has one, I live in Sommerset Village in Aurora, CO

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't believe so

Submitted: 20 days ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 20 days ago
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Can the HOA deny my request for the cat kennel? Seems like animal cruelty to me
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
I don't wish to call.
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 20 days ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. This appears to be a violation of the implied covenant (promise) of good faith and fair dealing on the grounds that they are essentially binding your cats to the inside. Also, since cats often do not have a leash and because the kennel is in the backyard, it is likely a violation,. Under the Uniform Commercial Code Section 1-304, every contract comes with implied promises from both parties that they are going to be acting fairly toward one another. The failure of one party to act fairly toward other can result in a breach of contract. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract. It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past. If this doesn’t work, sadly, the only other option is to either go through an informal mediation or file a lawsuit in your local court. This website is also pretty cool because you can just purchase, download, and go. Click here to get started.

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
That's all for now. Thank you
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