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Property Law Keyed to Singer
Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Association, Inc.
Citation:878 P.2d 1275 (Cal. 1994)
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On April 17, 1978, Lakeside Village’s developer recorded a declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions with the Los Angeles County Recorder (CC & R’s). The CC & R’s included a pet restriction which provided “No animals (which shall mean dogs and cats), livestock, reptiles or poultry shall be kept in any unit.” In January 1988, Nahrstedt purchased a condo in Lakeside Village and moved in with her three indoor cats. After learning of the cats’ presence, the Association assessed monthly fines against Nahrstedt and demanded removal of the cats.
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