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Decisions from the CAT – Cats vs Dogs – A History of Non-Enforcement

Robert Mullin and Christopher Mendes
Publication date:
July 11, 2022
Article Summary: 

The blog discusses a recent case from the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) involving historical non-enforcement of a blanket prohibition on animals within a condominium. The case, Teno v. Essex Condominium Corporation No. 28, provides guidance to condominiums and property managers on how to migrate towards compliance with the prohibition while considering the rights of existing pet owners. The CAT found that enacting transition rules, which permitted existing cats to be kept until they passed away but restricted new animals, demonstrated an effort to move towards compliance and was valid.


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Robert Mullin and Christopher Mendes
Decisions from the CAT – Cats vs Dogs – A History of Non-Enforcement
July 11, 2022
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