Pets

Your complex’s Conduct Rules will deal with this matter – if not, the Prescribed Conduct Rules will prevail in this regard:

Keeping of animals, reptiles and birds

  • The owner or occupier of a section must not, without the trustees’ written consent, which must not be unreasonably withheld, keep an animal, reptile or bird in a section or on the common property.
  • An owner or occupier suffering from a disability and who reasonably requires a guide, hearing or assistance dog must be considered to have the trustees’ consent to keep that animal in a section and to accompany it on the common property.
  • The trustees may provide for any reasonable condition in regard to the keeping of an animal, reptile or bird in a section or on the common property.
  • The trustees may withdraw any consent if the owner or occupier of a section breaches any condition imposed in terms of sub-rule (3).

You need to find out what the rules of your complex stipulate in terms of what pets are allowed and how the application procedure works.  Some complexes do not allow pets at all.