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Advice needed-dog urine and feces on balcony

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Drone !? Airlift Pile Of Poo back to them.
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I really hope you get a response (which the management is obliged to provide, even if it's just a 'we got your email'), but if you don't, I would follow-up with a phone call. I would also write the Board of Directors (most buildings have an email contact) and explain your situation.

If the Management is not doing their job (this is the 2nd time now), the Board has to do something.

If there is no email contact with the Board, then send an email to "The Board of Directors and _______" insert management name. Management is then obliged by law to forward your email to the Board (and perhaps may even do something once they know the Board is involved.

Good luck!
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This seems to happen a lot in condos. Some useless, lazy dog owners out there.

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CondoChic wrote: I really hope you get a response (which the management is obliged to provide, even if it's just a 'we got your email'), but if you don't, I would follow-up with a phone call. I would also write the Board of Directors (most buildings have an email contact) and explain your situation.

If the Management is not doing their job (this is the 2nd time now), the Board has to do something.

If there is no email contact with the Board, then send an email to "The Board of Directors and _______" insert management name. Management is then obliged by law to forward your email to the Board (and perhaps may even do something once they know the Board is involved.

Good luck!
I would also contact public health if they are dragging their feet.
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This is something the management office would definitely take care for you.

If they drop the ball again, just keep following up with them.
Taking photos of how it's affected your unit was a great idea and something you can use if this escalates.
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yesnomaybe wrote: Assuming I don't get a satisfactory response from management this time, what options do I have?
pick up his dogs poop with a garbage picker from dollarama and leave them in front of his door. Bonus points if he steps in them, since he obviously don't give a shit (pun intended),
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Did you talk to the neighbor upstairs? Maybe they are oblivious to the fact that this is happening. If they are aware, then some suggestions in this thread may work.
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yesnomaybe wrote: Thanks for all your helpful messages.

Management replied to me by email and just said that they have contacted the owner and that if it happens again I should contact the concierge so they can file a report.

I'm not too hopeful that anything will change...
I like to see the better side of humanity. There's more courteous people in this world than a-holes. I'm hopeful that things will change. Please report back and let us know how things turn out.
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I'm glad you got a response. I really hope this doesn't happen again, but if it does, do contact the concierge for a report, but don't let management off the hook. Keep following up with emails and ask for proof that there was contact with the owner.

The reason I say all this is that it should not take a third notification from you before the owner is contacted yet again. In my building, if something like this happens twice, the Board takes action against the owner with a threat (or an actual) lien against the property.

My condo Board has gotten rid of many owners/tenants that have no respect for their neighbours. This is why I think the Board should be involved.

Here's hoping you'll be back here with some good news soon.
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Convince them yo get rid of the dog.
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Dense living. Sh$t happens.
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Pretty sure that balconies may be exclusive use common elements and thus not owned by unit holders and managment must clean and then charge back costs to unit owner who has failed to maintain such exclusive use common elements. Depends on your building.

Also, I'd say this qualifies as the tort of nuinsance as it's clearly and unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of property. I'd not tolerate much more inaction without filing a claim against someone.
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yesnomaybe wrote: It has happened againAngry FaceAngry FaceAngry Face

Not sure if this is retaliation for the warning letter being issued
Don’t just call the concierge. Call the members of the board to come it see. Don’t just take pics. Get witnesses. And the board is your best bet.
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You don't mention whether you're renting the condo or you own it...

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CNeufeld wrote: You don't mention whether you're renting the condo or you own it...

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I own it
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Had the same issue when I owned a condo in Richmond Hill. Upstairs unit was rented out. Tenants let their dog pee on the balcony. Unfortunately it was very difficult to deal with property manager as they constantly brushed off all the problems on the landlord who was either overseas or didnt give a crap. So after endless visits from consierge and picture taking nothig was done. We sold and moved within 6 month, hope we will never have to live in a condo again. Unless its a penthouse.

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