Re: Told Pets Were Allowed in Condo
You have 2 different problems here. One with the HOA and one with the seller.
as to the HOA problems: if there are current rules in place that do not allow dogs, you are in a losing situation UNLESS the rules the seller presented to you were provided directly from the HOA as a response to the seller requesting a copy of the current HOA rules. If the HOA presented them to the seller as the current rules, you can argue that the HOA presented those rules as their current rules and as such, you can legally depend on that statement.
I would read the link provided by magnus to determine how the statement of "we don't print them" and if that would in some way cause any newer rules to not be binding since they are unobtainable from the HOA.
You will have to prove as to what exactly the seller requested and what the HOA stated they provided.
Now, we get to the sellers position:
If they did not seek the newest rules or if they were aware there were rules against dogs in the unit, they misrepresented the unit and you may have a claim to rescind the sale. Obviously, if you are looking for a quick fix, this isn't it and could result in you finding housing elsewhere but it is a possibility for a cure for the situation.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.