New Laws – Pet Owners in Strata Can Now Rest Easy!

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Pets, By-laws and New Legislation

In December 2023 new strata laws commenced that changed the rules regarding pet ownership, including assistance animals, in strata buildings.

What do the new pet rules mean?

  • Any fees, bonds and insurances imposed by the owners corporation are now banned under the new legislation.
  • It’s also now easier for lot owners and tenants with assistance animals to prove their animal’s ‘assistance’ status with less loopholes to jump through.
  • Those new rules will result in some existing pets by-laws (or parts of them) being invalid and will need to be reviewed.

Pet By-laws will Need to be Reviewed!

 Therefore, it is time to get all pet by-laws reviewed to ensure they comply with the new laws.

Adrian Mueller Partner JS Mueller & Co Lawyers specialising in Strata Law

Adrian Mueller I BCOM LLB FACCAL I Partner

Since 2002 Adrian has specialised almost exclusively in the area of strata law. His knowledge of, and experience in strata law is second to none. He is the youngest person to have been admitted as a Fellow of the ACSL, the peak body for strata lawyers in Australia. Profile I Linked

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