Board Condominium Parking

Can I Use My Condo Parking Space As I See Fit?

M.S. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Hi I have a deeded parking spot that has its own tax bill. My son moved back home and has equipment to start a business in my parking spot. I park on the street. Someone complained as usual here and now they sent out an email that says the condo association 3-4 people decided nothing can be stored in a parking spot. Remove in a month or pay a fine. Isn’t this the same as my unit and I can keep items there?

Mister Condo replies:

M.S., the short answer is “no”, your parking space is not the same as your unit with regards to you using it as you see fit. The Board took the actions necessary to prevent other unit owners from following your example and using the parking lot for anything other than what it was intended for, namely, the parking of cars. Imagine living in a community where unit owners decided to store trash in their parking space or house livestock, etc.. It would quickly become chaotic, unsightly, and even dangerous. Your Board is in the right here, you should comply with the new rule. All the best to you and your son’s new business!

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