Protecting an Assigned Condo Parking Space

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R.P. from New Haven County writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

If I have assigned parking, am I allowed to block off my space to insure parking available to me when I return home?

Mister Condo replies:

R.P., you should contact your Board or Property Manager to inquire but you are most likely not allowed to block off your space to insure parking is available when you return but there are other ways to accomplish the same goal. Most condos I know of do not allow anything but vehicles in the parking space. However, you may be allowed to place cones or some other deterrent in your space but why should you? Assigned parking is your deeded right and you have every right to have that space available to you 24/7. If you are finding culprits taking your parking space, take a picture of the offending vehicle. Call the property manager and forward the photo of the offending vehicle and ask to have it removed. If you don’t have a property manager, contact the Board and ask them how to have the offensive vehicle removed. Your local police may also offer assistance although many won’t venture onto the condo grounds as it is private property. If you document the offenses and have successfully had the offensive vehicle removed, I’ll bet the problem goes away. Good luck!

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