S.V. from outside of Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
My neighbor’s and my parking spaces are next to each other. They are always parking on the yellow line between spaces which makes parking hard for me. They don’t care when I’ve told them about it. Is there anything I can do?
Mister Condo replies:
S.V., in most condominiums the general parking areas are owned by the association and under the control of the Board. Since speaking with your neighbor has not resolved the situation, it is time for you to escalate the problem to the Board who should take action on your behalf. It may be necessary for the Board to actually create a rule about proper parking (no parking on the yellow lines, for instance) and an associated penalty system for violators (usually fines, escalating to actual towing of vehicles improperly parked). If you already have similar rules in place, the Board simply needs to enforce the rules. It is hard to believe that rules have to be placed to get neighbor so t behave in a neighborly fashion but there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of common sense with some folks living in common interest communities. It’s a shame they just can’t park normally but you do have a remedy. It may take some time to put in place but I am confident you can reclaim your parking space. All the best!