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Q: I own my condo that is controlled by an HOA. They have a restriction of no dogs over 25 pounds. Is that legal?

I want to purchase a standard poodle and asked for an exemption. They denied it.

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Allison Higgins
Allison Higgins
  • Helotes, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, these kinds of rules are typically allowed (except for true service animals). Many HOAs have rules restricting the number of animals, weights, breeds, etc. even if you own the property. When you purchased the condo, you likely signed a document saying that you would agree to the HOA rules, thus you are bound by them.

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