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Rules prohibiting pets in body corporates invalid

On 11 August 2016 VCAT found that rules by an owners corporation that prohibited pets was invalid and unenforceable as it unfairly discriminated against animal owners.

On 11 August 2016 VCAT found that rules by an owners corporation that prohibited pets was invalid and unenforceable as it unfairly discriminated against animal owners. In this case the tenants had permission from their landlord to keep a dog. There was no evidence that the dog was barking or otherwise being a nuisance.

See Owners Corporation SP24474 v Watkins (Owners Corporations) [2016] VCAT 1312 (11 August 2016).

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