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Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass’n, Inc.
Citation:878 P.2d 1275 (Cal. 1994)
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Lakeside Village is a large condominium development in Culver City, Los Angeles county. It consists of 530 units spread over twelve buildings. The Lakeside Village project is subject to covenants, conditions, and restrictions contained in the developer’s declaration. The defendant, Lakeside, is the homeowners association every unit owner is part of. Lakeside enforces the restrictions including the pet restriction which does not permit residents to own animals besides domestic fish and birds. In January, 1988, the plaintiff, Nahrstedt, purchased a Lakeside Village condominium and moved in with her three cats. When Lakeside learned of the cats it demanded their removal and assessed fines for each month Nahrstedt remained in violation. Nahrstedt sued Lakeside challenging this covenant.
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