: Our CC&Rs state "two usual and ordinary household pets..." I have one domesticated pet rat (lives in a cage). Usual and ordinary is subjective and not clearly defined. Rats, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets are common everywhere. Could there be any issue with the type of pet I have?
You are right about it being a bit subjective. Boards are allowed to make reasonable
interpretations of "usual and ordinary" household pets. As provided for in Civil Code §4715
, allowable pets include any other animal as agreed to between the association and the homeowner. This could include rats, hamsters and gerbils.
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