QLD Townhouse occupiers with pets causing issues

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  1. Adelaide

    Adelaide Well-Known Member

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    Seeking advise please. In a block of 7 townhouses connected in one line, an owner just moved into their townhouse and then asked permission of BC to keep 2 x 6 month old little dogs.

    BC declined them - nowhere for the dogs to use for loo runs except common area where they have set up a fence off area, they bark alot so peaceful living for the other units is not happening, dogs could bite the kids living at the other units and its not fair on puppies or dogs to be cooped up all day bored to death in a small room). Cats fish or almost any other pet would have been welcome.

    Anyhow, they ignored the advise and still have the dogs.

    Is it worth the battle to try to get them out or is this a losing battle?
    What should we do to purse getting the dogs out?

    One of the couple is a bully and demanding so makes life difficult for all other occupiers.
     
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    QLD: Golden Rules of Bylaw Enforcement. Process MUST Be Followed!

    In a nut shell, the noise disturbance would be reasonable grounds for the Body Corporate not granting approval to keep the pets - and this has been demonstrated although you'd want to have this record keeping well documented to support your argument. The Body Corp would then need to follow the BCCM Act's breach process, and then take it to the Commissioners office (QCAT hearing) as from the sounds of it the Lot Owner will just continue to ignore, and try your case and see if you get an Order in favour.
     
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    Thanks Michael - appreciated the article as well
     
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    Michael Mitchell Well-Known Member

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    Frank from Hynes Legal put out regular free newsletters about Body Corp law etc, I learn a lot from them, great information source, and also a handy tool to use when trying to settle a dispute with another lot owner who 'will not listen to you', then you show them the article from the strata lawyer, usually helps change their mind (if they're in the wrong) :)
     
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