No Pets May Not Mean No Pets

Accurate Body Corporate services are a must in this day and age. WA Strata Management are specialists in this field. We understand the ins and outs of the bylaws and conditions that revolve around living in a community style environment.

Some apartment style living bylaws may have originally nominated a no pet rule. This rule is important for people who really want to live in a pet free zone and they are entitled to choose to live this way.

Whilst it is a good standard rule it may be able to be adjusted if proper application is made.

The reason for this is that statistics show that a large percentage (60+ %) of us have a pet of some kind. This is because they are great companions. The powers that be are coming to understand this and make it easier for people who wish to have pets.

Having an animal for a companion can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce loneliness, and even increase activity if you have a dog you walk regularly. Walking a dog is also a great way to meet people.

So what do you do if you want to live in an apartment that does not allow pets as part of the body corporate rules? You complete a Pet Application Form.

Pet Application Form

Due to the large number of people possessing pets the Strata Community Australia (SCA) and Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS) have created a Pet Application Form designed to screen furry and feathered applicants.

It seems rather funny to complete an application for yourself and then to complete an application for your pet but when you read through the form you can see why it is so important.

Ensuring your pet is properly vaccinated, micro chipped and registered with the local authority are essential to living in this style of living and is pretty standard in any tenancy.

What is really important is the agreement itself. It highlights to a pet owner the responsibilities they must adhere to. Completing this form means the pet owner understands and intends to abide by the rules.

These include such things as, but is not limited to:-

  • Ensuring pets do not unreasonably cause annoyance or disturbance
  • Maintain a high standard of sanitation and cleanliness
  • Maintain a preventive health regime
  • Are kept under control at times of using common property
  • Accept responsibility and liability for damage caused

So next time you see a place that advertises no pets. At least ask the question. You may be pleasantly surprised.