Answer from Mari Pili to Sweeny Todd
Yes in general terms you are covered by the Civil Code (superior to the
Horizontal Property Law) which permits you to have a pet in your property
PROVIDED THAT you conform with any other laws and by-laws such as health
and safety, not being a nuisance to others, etc. etc.
HOWEVER, the Community of Owners CAN ban animals from the public areas of
the building, such as pool (definitely) lifts, corridors, entrance halls,
My advice would be to:
a) Get a copy of the Statutes of your Community and also the Internal
Rules (Normas de Regimen Interno)
b) Also if at any time the Community has tried to enforce this ban, ask
for a copy of the minutes of the meeting where it was approved by
c) Check out if any other owners have pets.
d) Find out if there is a specific reason why this ban is being
implemented, because you can't blame ALL for the actions of ONE
As a final note, don't go around with the attitude "you can't touch me,
I've got the law on my side", be sure of all the facts, backed up by
documentary evidence, and remember things can get very unpleasant in
communities especially when you are living in "their country".
Culture class still exists I'm afraid.
Good luck and contact me again if you need anything further.