The Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) states that “a provision in a tenancy agreement prohibiting the presence of animals in or about the residential complex is void,” therefore any clause in the lease agreement that forbids having a pet is considered void. However, if you live in a condominium and the building (or the corporation) has a by law that has certain pet restrictions, then as a tenant you must abide the bylaws of the condo corp.

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