Pet Friendly Buildings

Cat or Dog Friendly Condo Units for Sale Victoria MLS

The results below only include units in complexes that permit dogs or cats.  Most strata units in Victoria permit smaller animals such as birds, fish, small reptiles as the presence of them would be difficult to detect and police.  Always check the stata bylaws for provisions regarding pets, and keep in mind where the strata bylaws are silent on this issue the provincial standard pet bylaw would then apply, which stipulate as follows:

Permitted Pets: The bylaws outline the types and numbers of pets that are allowed within the strata lot. Generally, the following are allowed: A reasonable number of fish or other small aquarium animals. A reasonable number of small caged mammals. Up to two caged birds. One dog or one cat.

Leashing or Securing Requirement: All animals, including those listed above, must be leashed or otherwise secured when they are on the common property or on land that is considered a common asset. This rule is likely in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all residents and visitors.

Amendment of Bylaws: Strata corporations have the authority to change or modify these rules. This means that if there is a need to update or alter the pet-related bylaws, the strata corporation can do so by passing their own bylaw specifically addressing pet regulations and then filing it with the Land Title Office.

This process allows the strata corporation to adapt to the changing needs and preferences of the community regarding pets. These rules are common in condominium and strata living arrangements to help maintain a harmonious living environment while accommodating the desires of residents who wish to have pets. It's important for residents and owners to be aware of and comply with these bylaws to avoid any conflicts or penalties associated with pet ownership in the strata property.

Ban on Pets: Strata corporations have the authority to completely ban the keeping of pets within the strata property if they choose to do so. This means that no pets are allowed on the premises. Limitation on the Number of Pets: The bylaws can specify a limit on the number of pets that a resident can keep. For example, a bylaw may state that a resident can only have one pet or a certain number of pets.

Restrictions on Keeping Pets: The bylaws can include specific rules and restrictions on how pets are to be kept within the strata property. For example, they may require pets to be leashed in common areas or follow other guidelines for pet behavior. Limitation on the Type of Pets: The bylaws can also specify the types of pets that are allowed or not allowed. For instance, a bylaw may prohibit dogs over a certain weight limit, or it may ban specific types of animals altogether.

Pet Registration: Strata corporations can require residents to register their pets with the strata council. This helps the council keep track of pets within the community and ensures that residents are aware of and complying with the bylaws. It's important to note that these pet bylaws cannot apply to certified guide or service dogs. This exemption is in accordance with B.C.'s Human Rights legislation, which mandates that strata corporations must make accommodations for people with disabilities who require service or companion animals. Residents and prospective buyers in strata properties should be aware of these bylaws and their implications for pet ownership. It's also important for strata corporations to communicate these rules clearly to residents and ensure that they are enforced consistently.

Check the Form B Information Certificate

Always have a look at the Form B information certificate issued by the strata corporation or manager on their behalf containing a number of salient details about the strata complex and the unit under consideration for purchase for information about recent changes to the pet bylaw that may not yet have been incorporated into the official strata bylaws registered at the Land Title Office.   The certificate is typically obtained from the strata by the Real Estate agent in charge of marketing the strata unit.  

Condo Buildings that Permit Pets such as Cats or Dogs

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