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Pet-friendly problems for landlords, owners and strata managers

Pets in apartments have become a prickly proposition for landlords, owner-occupiers and strata managers, as demand for properties allowing pets increases in both sales and rental markets, and a recent landmark court ruling causes confusion over the validity of pet bans.

Woman working from home alongside dog.
Working from home over the pandemic has given many Australians more time to bond with their pets and caused a shift in homebuying habits. Photo: Shutterstock

Pets in apartments have become a prickly proposition for landlords, owner-occupiers and strata managers, as demand for properties allowing pets increases in both sales and rental markets, and a recent landmark court ruling causes confusion over the validity of pet bans.

Puppy prices have soared since the pandemic as overall demand for pets has skyrocketed.

Workers with more time at home, returning expats wanting a family pet, and many young co…