Q. Our condominium association's declaration states that no pets are allowed. A current owner is trying to sell to a family that has two cats and they are looking for the board to make an exception to the no pets rule.

Can we make an exception in this case and charge the new owner a pet fee for the cats to compensate?

A. Most condominium declarations include a clause that prohibits the keeping of animals such as livestock in a unit, but it's rare to see one that also prohibits domestic pets such as dogs and cats. Often, an association will adopt Rules & Regulations to restrict

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