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Pet-friendly Condominiums in Chiang Mai domestic beasts and where to house them

Pet-friendly Condominiums in Chiang Mai domestic beasts and where to house them

Be it whichever of a scaly, a feathered or a furry friend, sharing your life with a companion animal has been scientifically proven time and again to provide considerable therapeutic benefits to one’s emotional health, spiritual well-being and physical fitness. For those who dream of re-locating to Chiang Mai and simply can’t bear to part company from their pampered pooch or cosseted cat, trying to track down a new home here that’s willing to also accommodate a cherished pet can, admittedly, be something of a challenge.

The most popular type of local real estate among foreign expats it may be but Chiang Mai’s multitude of condos generally prohibit the keeping of pets of any kind. As with any rule, though, there are always exceptions; Rim Ping Condominium, for instance, doesn’t impose any restrictions on letting residents shelter a small dog while Nakornping Condominium, Galare Thong Tower and Twin Peaks Condominium all permit a small pet (limited to either of a cat or a dog). It’s important to remember, though, that every single residential unit within a condo is individually owned so, even if the building itself allows, almost all landlords are not open to accepting a tenant with a pet in tow.

While staff at some other condos knowingly overlook the fact and it may seem tempting to sneak your pet into the property and without the express written permission of the condo owner, doing so would not only contravene building regulations but equally your lease agreement. As some foreign visitors to Chiang Mai have already attested, ignorance is no defence either and, if caught, residents face the very real risk of being evicted with little -if any- notice and, worse, a proportion or all of their security deposit withheld by the condo owner. It’s precisely to safeguard the interests of all parties that Perfect Homes operates a strict no pets policy in our condo contracts.

An infinitely more preferable living arrangement, of course, is to source a landed residential property in the form of a house. Not only do houses here generally represent the best value for money in terms of price per square metre and exist in far greater numbers than condos throughout the city, outlying suburbs and surrounding districts but often have an outdoor space (either of a yard or a garden) with owners who are usually more sympathetic to tenants keeping a pet. With Chiang Mai’s almost dizzying supply of individual, semi-detached and terraced private dwellings in addition to moo baan [Thai style housing estates], feel free to browse our currently listed houses to buy or houses to rent.

Do you know of any other condos in Chiang Mai that officially allow pets? Have you kept anything more exotic than a cat or a dog while living in Chiang Mai? Care to offer any amusing anecdotes or cautionary advice from having owned a pet in Chiang Mai? We’d absolutely love to hear about your experiences so do leave us a comment below!

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(10) Comments

    • Perfect Homes (Chiang Mai Properties)

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      HI there,
      Sorry not easy for sure. Even with houses it causes problems and limits options for sure.

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    • Perfect Homes (Chiang Mai Properties)

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      Hi Karen,
      Thank you for your comments, we used to add a pet friendly symbol on our site, but unfortunately we had to remove it as there were too many variables
      in what owners called pet friendly. Some would allow small dogs and not large dogs or allow them outside the house but not in. Some would like cats but not dogs. So in the end we had many headaches where owners would be turning down certain pets even though they had claimed to be pet friendly and this would lead to frustration for clients and us.
      So we have found it easier to screen for pets and talk to different owners once we have an understanding of what pets are involved.

      Thanks

      Reply
  1. bryan keeling

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    Hi…I have lived for two years at Flora House in Chang Khien Rd, just off Huay Kaew Rd western end, they allow dogs, cats etc, …there must be 15 dogs here, we have 1, and our friend has 2….

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    • Perfect Homes (Chiang Mai Properties)

      on   said 

      HI Bryan, thank you for your comments and it is very interesting as we had a tenant evicted by the management of this building for sneaking a pet dog in, they claim to have a very strict “no pets” policy. As we know in Thailand some rules apply today and not tomorrow.

      Reply

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