Thinking about welcoming a furry friend into your unit? While sunshine and beach walks sound idyllic with a pet by your side, navigating pet policies in strata communities can sometimes feel like navigating a maze. Sunstate Strata, your local strata management specialists in Marcoola, Queensland, is here to help!


The Queensland Law: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities

Firstly, understand that Queensland law prohibits blanket bans on pets in residential strata buildings. However, Body Corporates can still implement reasonable pet by-laws to ensure a harmonious living environment for everyone. Here’s where things get interesting:

  • Common Concerns: Noise complaints, potential damage to common areas, and hygiene are common concerns Body Corporates address through pet by-laws.
  • By-Law Guidelines: These by-laws might outline restrictions such as the type and number of pets allowed, leash requirements in common areas, and pet waste disposal procedures. Some may even require pet registration with the Body Corporate.


Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Pet Owner

So, you’ve decided a pet is the purrfect addition to your life! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Review the By-Laws: Before bringing a pet home, thoroughly read and understand your Body Corporate’s pet by-laws. This ensures you’re compliant and avoids any potential conflicts with neighbours.
  • Responsible Ownership: It all boils down to being a responsible pet owner. Clean up after your pet in common areas, ensure vaccinations are up-to-date, and minimise any noise disturbances.
  • Communication is Key: If you encounter any issues with your pet or have any questions about the by-laws, don’t hesitate to communicate with the Body Corporate committee. Open communication fosters a more positive and understanding environment.


Sunstate Strata: Your Partner in Pet-Friendly Living

At Sunstate Strata, we understand the joy pets can bring to our lives. We work collaboratively with Body Corporates to establish fair and reasonable pet by-laws, promoting responsible pet ownership and a harmonious living environment for everyone.


Want to Know More?

Contact Sunstate Strata today! We can help you navigate pet policies, ensure you’re compliant with by-laws, and connect you with resources for responsible pet ownership in your strata community. Email or call us on 07 5450 5300 or visit our office which is located at – Suite 5 / Seaside on the Lake” Cnr Seaside Boulevard & Merchants Parade Marcoola, QLD.sunstate strata company's logo

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