Keeping of Animals at Fairlanes
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Owners, potential owners and tenants, please be aware that while it is permissible to keep Dogs or other Animals in your apartment at Fairlanes, it is important to follow the rules laid out in our By Laws.
Please apply for approval from the Fairlanes Council by written request to the Strata Manager (Richardson Strata) before acquiring your pet.
Richardson Strata maintain a Pet Register on behalf of Fairlanes Perth.
It is especially important to note with dogs that owners need to control their dog when moving through common areas (corridors, lifts, basements, foyer, amphitheatre, etc).
You are responsible for any mess made in common areas by your dog.
Barking dogs can be a major source of problems for apartment living. Please consider this when selecting a dog to live at Fairlanes.
Dogs often bark at external noise, construction noise, other dogs, strong wind, fireworks and public events and music on Langley Park.
Please remember as the apartment occupier you will be responsible for your dog and any barking or other noise.
We have often found this occurs when their owner is not at home, subsequent complaints can create an unpleasant atmosphere with your neighbours.
A breach of the By Laws is likely to incur penalties, additionally for tenants, a breach will usually constitute a breach of their lease agreement.
Section 17 of the By Laws State:
17.1 Subject to section 42(15) of the Act a Proprietor or occupier must not bring onto or keep any animal within its Lot without the prior written consent of the Council.
17.2 The Council will not unreasonably withhold its consent if the animal is of a breed or size which is suitable to be kept as a domestic pet in a residential complex.
17.3 A Proprietor or occupier granted consent under sub-by law 17.2:
(1) must not keep the animal if the keeping of the animal breaches any regulation or by law of the Local Government;
(2) may only enter upon the common property with the animal for the purposes of access and egress to its Lot;
(3) is responsible for the health, hygiene, control and supervision of the animal; and
(4) must ensure that the animal does not interfere with the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of Fairlanes Perth by other Proprietor.
17.4 The Strata Company may serve a notice on a Proprietor or occupier of a Lot whose animal causes a nuisance to other Proprietors requiring that Proprietor or occupier to take all reasonable actions to remedy the behaviour creating the nuisance within 14 days.
17.5 A Proprietor or occupier that fails to comply with a notice issued under sub by-law 17.4 must immediately remove the animal from the Lot.