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#21 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

...Pets under 40# allowed on the first and second floor only. What's up with that?

Makes one suspicious of the quality of construction.  In all seriousness, are the first 2 floors concrete or wood-frame construction?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

all wood



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:31 PM

 Pets under 40# allowed on the first and second floor only. What's up with that?

Who wants to live in a building full of pets? I think its a great idea



#24 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:14 PM

Who wants to live in a building full of pets?

First of all - LOTS of people. I'd rather live in a building full of property owners with pets than one with renters who have no vested interest in the building and who are moving in and out all the time. In the 11 years I have lived in my current strata property I have never once been disturbed by someone's pet, but I have witnessed a lot of dubious behaviour on the part of short-term tenants.

 

Secondly, why limit pets to the first 2 floors? Why not just limit the number of units that can have pets? This is the strangest bylaw I have ever heard of.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:35 PM

Why even limit the number of suites that can have pets?  Or their size for that matter.  Pet restrictions should be outlawed in stratas, and rentals should be able to charge higher damage deposits for owners wishing to keep a pet.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:57 PM


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

So......what happens if you get a puppy for Christmas, and over the course of a few years, the puppy turns into a full grown dog weighing more than 40 pounds?

 

Is it..........."Goodbye, Rover"

 

Or, do you look for another place to live.

 

Will they actually weigh the pets?

 

Who comes up with these weird rules.

 

I have more questions, but must fix another drink.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:24 PM

Is it not the owner-landlords prerogative to decide what is and what is not allowed in his/her investment??put yourself in the shoes of the owner would you like  it if your potential tenants quizzed you about  your reasons for not letting pets in or not allowing smoking of any kind??


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#29 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

...put yourself in the shoes of the owner would you like  it if your potential tenants quizzed you about  your reasons for not letting pets in or not allowing smoking of any kind??

I think these are reasonable questions for a potential tenant to ask and the owner/landlord has ever right to explain why he/she would rather not have smokers or pet owners residing on his/her property.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:01 PM

I fi was the owner i would not need to find a reason to explain my decision and anyone looking to rent with a pet would not bother making contact if the ad says no pets.



#31 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

...anyone looking to rent with a pet would not bother making contact if the ad says no pets.

If the ad said "no pets" why would someone with a pet respond?



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:36 PM

I think these are reasonable questions for a potential tenant to ask and the owner/landlord has ever right to explain why he/she would rather not have smokers or pet owners residing on his/her property.

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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:47 AM

Pets are a serious issue in my building. Too many people simply refuse to accept responsibility for their animals when it doesn't suit their schedule or preferences for the day.

Urine and feces in elevators, urine and feces at building entrances and in some cases when the owner is absent their dog will relentlessly bark and whine. In fact yesterday at the front entrance to my girlfriend's building one dog owner decided to leave behind a large gift his or her dog left behind (so that residents would slip and slide as they walked out of their building, or because they wanted their neighbours to know they are unfit to care for an animal?).

All that aside, far too many dog owners will not restrain their animals in elevators and public parts of the building, meaning those nice pants you just put on will get slobbered in an elevator. And when you say something to the owner, you've just made an enemy.

Dogs in multi-unit buildings are a bad fit, especially in urban areas. I'd feel otherwise if the overwhelmingly majority of dog owners were responsible people, but clearly in our society, today, that's not the case.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:51 AM

So......what happens if you get a puppy for Christmas, and over the course of a few years, the puppy turns into a full grown dog weighing more than 40 pounds?

Is it..........."Goodbye, Rover"

Or, do you look for another place to live.

Will they actually weigh the pets?

Who comes up with these weird rules.

I have more questions, but must fix another drink.

You'd be asked what breed of dog it was, and if would grow up to larger than 40lbs you'd either have to give the puppy away or move out immediately.

And that's if your tenancy agreement even allows puppies in the first place, as they can be a whole different level of trouble and could be restricted.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:42 AM

Why even limit the number of suites that can have pets? Or their size for that matter. Pet restrictions should be outlawed in stratas, and rentals should be able to charge higher damage deposits for owners wishing to keep a pet.


They already can charge a pet deposit.
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:33 PM

As I was driving home this evening 4 fire trucks screamed past and drove the these apartments yet to be occupied .

I thought I was going to get some breaking and awesome footage but turn out there was no fire.

 

 

 



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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:14 AM

Pets are a serious issue in my building. Too many people simply refuse to accept responsibility for their animals when it doesn't suit their schedule or preferences for the day.

Urine and feces in elevators, urine and feces at building entrances and in some cases when the owner is absent their dog will relentlessly bark and whine. In fact yesterday at the front entrance to my girlfriend's building one dog owner decided to leave behind a large gift his or her dog left behind (so that residents would slip and slide as they walked out of their building, or because they wanted their neighbours to know they are unfit to care for an animal?).

All that aside, far too many dog owners will not restrain their animals in elevators and public parts of the building, meaning those nice pants you just put on will get slobbered in an elevator. And when you say something to the owner, you've just made an enemy.

Dogs in multi-unit buildings are a bad fit, especially in urban areas. I'd feel otherwise if the overwhelmingly majority of dog owners were responsible people, but clearly in our society, today, that's not the case.

For lolz I just re-read this substituting dog for child.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:17 AM

Pets are a serious issue in my building. Too many people simply refuse to accept responsibility for their animals when it doesn't suit their schedule or preferences for the day.

Urine and feces in elevators, urine and feces at building entrances and in some cases when the owner is absent their dog will relentlessly bark and whine. In fact yesterday at the front entrance to my girlfriend's building one dog owner decided to leave behind a large gift his or her dog left behind (so that residents would slip and slide as they walked out of their building, or because they wanted their neighbours to know they are unfit to care for an animal?).

All that aside, far too many dog owners will not restrain their animals in elevators and public parts of the building, meaning those nice pants you just put on will get slobbered in an elevator. And when you say something to the owner, you've just made an enemy.

Dogs in multi-unit buildings are a bad fit, especially in urban areas. I'd feel otherwise if the overwhelmingly majority of dog owners were responsible people, but clearly in our society, today, that's not the case.

 

This is such a load of shi...oops, feces. I live in a downtown condo building that allows dogs unrestricted (as in, two dogs are ok with no size limits). A good mix or owners and rentals. Never once have I experienced feces in the building, and the once or twice that there's been pee in the elevator, it's been promptly cleaned up the the owner (sometimes a dog, like a human, just can't hold it); no hard, no foul. And the odd time you find a scenario where a dog barks all day...well it's surprising how well talking to your neighbors can work to solve that problem. You must live in a pretty wild west kind of building where dogs are defecating everywhere, and pointing this out to the corresponding owner is making an enemy for life. Sheesh.

 

I have also seen big loaves left in front of the building though; not by residents, mind you. More often than not it's by the transient population who don't care to pick up after their pooches.

 

The reality is, the overwhelming majority of dog owners are responsible. You're letting a handful of bad eggs ruin your entire perspective. The same way that one or two bad cyclists make all cyclists bad, or one or two vocal NIMBYs make a development go away.

 

Mike K., the dog NIMBY...or is it it NIMCB, "not in my condo building". Doesn't roll off the tongue so well.


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#39 Mike K.

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:21 AM

I'm glad the tenants in your building are great with their pets. They kinda suck in mine, and until they clean up their act (literally) my opinion won't change.

 

I too have seen a lot more dog feces on downtown sidewalks, but from what I've seen, it's NOT the transient folk who are to blame, it's dog owners who reside in the downtown core and who are either unprepared to clean up after their pet or just don't care. I've seen it far too often where the owner just keeps walking, doesn't even make an effort.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

^Yeah, that's just wrong. If you are going to own a dog, clean up after it. I do, it's not a big deal.

 

I see people walking their dogs well after dark on a rainy night, I know they are not picking up after their dog. Try holding an umbrella, flashlight, leash, and have a bag and hand free to clean up, it doesn't work well.


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