Pet Restrictions in Condos in Boca Raton FL
Pet restrictions in condos are not all the same. If you're looking to buy a pet-friendly condo in Boca Raton FL, make sure you are familiar with all the pet restrictions first. As it turns out, they can be far more complex than you would think.
Recently I worked with a couple who have two small Poodles. You would think it would be easy because of their size. Unfortunately, not so!
One oceanfront condo had pet restrictions of one dog maximum 20 lbs. In addition, you had to post a $ 5000 bond and, if your dog made noise, you would be given a five-day notice to have the dog removed. Really?! You're buying a condo to live in and they give you five days to get rid of a family member for noise? And they call it pet friendly.
Restrictions at another nearby condo said two dogs maximum 20 lbs. Now, these particular Havanese weigh 12 lbs each, so their total was 24 lbs. We were told no good. They would not even consider it. The rule is the rule. Two pounds per dog really does matter when looking at condos with dogs!
Yet another pet-friendly condo told us they allowed one dog maximum 25 lbs, but they have made exceptions and taken two. Buyers were not comfortable with this scenario.
Additionally, no pets were allowed to visit in any of these buildings. So if you have a family member with a pet who wants to visit and, let's face it, bring their furkid along, it's not allowed. That clinched it for these particular buyers who decided to buy a house instead.
Pet-friendly condos in Boca Raton and Highland Beach do exist - they really do. They work for many people and the buildings are full. As long as you know the requirements are upfront, you can make an educated decision whether you can live within the rules and regulations governing the condo with regard to your cats and/or dogs. For some people, it works great; for others, not so much. Everyone is different.
There is always a compromise in real estate. When looking for a dog-friendly condo in Boca Raton or Highland Beach, know what you're dealing with. You and your furry friend don't want any surprises later on.
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