I am a condo broker, which only means that I am too lazy to deal with anything other than condos :)
One of the issues in condos - pets. Condos have restrictions. That’s simply the nature of the beast. I digress here, but when I see a 32-page Rules & Regulations for a condo on the beach, I shrug at the fought, that it is twice as long as the Constitution of the United States.
Too often I am trying to make sense of the restrictions, and too often I fail miserably. Let us look at pet policies.
Some of our condos do not allow pets, period. Interestingly, that often would include fish in fish tanks.
They might be swimming too loud?
The condo where I live allows 2 pets with the combined weight of 20 lbs. I guess it means that if you want to have two pets, they should be a cat and a mouse.
Recently I had a buyer with 3 cats. As we all know, they do not go outside, do not poop outside, do not bark loudly… You simply would never know that a neighbor has cats… and yet every condo I called, which normally allows 2 pets, and ask if they would consider allowing the lady to have 3 cats, the answer was “No”.
I spoke to a manager of a condo, which has a strict “No Pets” policy. She did not look happy. A new owner showed up with a dog, they said "no way", he sued, and they lost. He had what they call ESA (Emotional Support Animal), and they could not say “no” to him.
So, when my buyers are asking for a condo with no pets policy because they do not like pets, I am careful. They may have “No pets” policy, but it does not mean you will not have a pet at next door neighbor.
Usually the reason for these policies is that pets may be nuisance, too noisy… Well, nothing can compare with kids. If there is any logic, then we should soon see “no kids” policies.
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Call me if you are looking for condos in Daytona beach area with or without kids pets