‘Pet friendly’ and other mysteries of house rules

(Flickr photo by ashley rose)

For owners of dogs and cats seeking to move into an apartment, there’s nothing like finding a building described as pet friendly.

Friendly is one thing.  A warm embrace is quite another.

As BrickUnderground has noted, a new resident may well be dismayed to discover the distinction amounts to a gaping difference.

After a new rule was imposed for canines weighing more than 25 pounds, one tenant was relegated to riding in a slow-moving elevator with her German Shepherd.  And there was no way to challenge the measure.

Although most new rules in cooperatives and condominiums grandfather current owners, it is important for anyone contemplating a move Continue reading