Pets and Animals

Step 4: Condominium Authority Tribunal

You may be able to file an application with the Tribunal if you tried the previous steps and it did not work. The Tribunal provides an online dispute resolution system that helps condo communities resolve condo disputes conveniently, quickly and affordably.

About the Tribunal

CAT uses a three-stage dispute resolution process:

Stage 1: Negotiation

You will work with the other parties to try and resolve the dispute.

Stage 2: Mediation

You will work with a mediator to try and resolve the dispute.

Stage 3: Decision

You will be able to make your case to a Tribunal Member in an online hearing. The Member will then issue a binding order.

Only owners, mortgagees and condo corporations can file a light-related application.

The Tribunal can deal with disputes about provisions related to pets or animals in your condo’s governing documents. Examples of common disputes that can be filed:

  • Disputes about compliance with provisions in the corporation’s governing documents related to pets or other animals, and/or related indemnification/compensation provisions.
  • Disputes about the consistency and/or reasonableness of those provisions.
  • Disputes about the applicability of those provisions.
  • Disputes about indemnification provisions relating to pets and other animals.

Looking for a decision or order that deals with a specific issue?

You can also use the search bar to search for decisions and orders using key terms. Here are some of the most commonly used search terms for pets and animals disputes:


Previous Tribunal cases

You can read all the CAT’s previous orders and decisions to learn more about the types of pet and animal disputes seen at the tribunal, and how they were resolved.


The Condo Authority Tribunal

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