Question: Can I have a political sign displayed on my apartment? I own the apartment. Does this rule also apply for ‘For Sale’ signs on apartments?
Answer: Some buildings have specific signage by-laws prohibiting any signage whatsoever, with an approval process even in case of real estate ‘For Sale’ signage.
Yes, buildings can restrict signage. Some buildings have specific signage by-laws prohibiting any signage whatsoever, with an approval process even in case of real estate signage.
In the absence of a signage by-law, buildings rely on the “in keeping with the appearance” by-law which states that you must not keep anything within your lot which is visible from outside that lot and which when viewed therefrom is not in keeping with the rest of the building.
So, your signage is likely to be in breach of the by-laws entitling the owners corporation to prosecute that breach.
This applies for absolutely any type of signage as it is not just limited to appearance issues but also damage to common property. Generally, ‘For Sale’ and ‘For Lease’ signs are affixed to some part of the common property that may or may not damage the common property permanently.
Please note that this article is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional legal advice.