I have a two year old, medium sized dog and I am in the process of trying to buy a townhouse. I have made a formal offer that has been accepted by the owners, however, after reading through the contract I have found that there is a clause stating that animals are not permitted unless approved by the body corporate. This seems to be from dated legislation and does not fit with my understanding of the current legislation that permits owners to have a pet, unless the body corporate can reasonably justify they should not be allowed. Has anyone else had any experience with this? I have applied to the body corporate for permission through my solicitor but I’ve been told this could take weeks. I don’t want the owners to have to sell the townhouse from under me because it’s taking too long. Does anyone have any advice on how to tackle this? Should I stop worrying and just sign the contract? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.