My question involves a condominium located in the State of: Illinois
I am currently renting out my condo and they just got a dog. Apparently, the neighboring unit is complaining that the dog is making too much noise. The property management and Board President got involved and said the bylaws does not allow renters to have dogs. They forwarded me a copy of the bylaws that says:
(f) No animals, livestock, fowl or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or
kept in any Unit or In the Common Elements. Unit owners may, however, keep household pets, including dogs and cats, kept In Units, which
animals shall not exceed twenty five (25) pounds in weight; and provided
further than any such authorized pet causing or creating a nuisance or
unreasonable disturbance shall be permanently removed from the
Property upon three (3) daysí written notice from the Association.
The President interprets this as renters cannot house dogs. It doesn't say anything about the rights of renters anywhere in the bylaws. Do I have a valid argument? There also are many dogs over the 25lbs limit so other bylaw policies are being broken that haven't been addressed. Can I use that to my advantage? Can I use the discrimination card (being an asian owner in a mostly white owned building) as another advantage? Thanks.