Condo Owner Questions the Right to a Clear View

G.G. from Florida writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Do I have any rights to say what is put in my back patio view? A board member has put a picnic table where unwanted people gather at the table and that is my view. Also, the maintenance man parks his golf cart in front of my patio view nearly every day.

Mister Condo replies:

G.G., generally speaking, you are only guaranteed peaceable use of your unit. That does not include what you can see while looking out of your unit, just what happens inside of it. That being said, if there are rules about picnic tables and the visitors allowed to use them, you can make sure the rules are being followed. If they are, there is nothing you can do about that. As for the maintenance man, he works for the association, managed by the Board. You can write to the Board and ask why he needs to park his golf cart if view of your unit every day but my guess is he is free to park wherever he wants on association grounds as long as he is doing his work. All the best!

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