E.C. from outside of Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
My condo building has deeded parking spaces, which cannot be sold apart for the units, (i.e., exclusive use spaces). People are parking more than one motorized vehicle in a space. Our condo rules and regulations do not have a rule specifically to address this, however, it appears to be common sense that only one motorized vehicle is allowed per space even if they both fit in the entire space. Other owners are arguing that to put a rule in place barring such practice would go against their property rights. What is the right answer?
Mister Condo replies:
E.C., what a simple world this would be if common sense were the measure by which such decisions were made. I am in full agreement with you that one parking space is for one vehicle but I can also see where a unit owner who had two motorcycles that fit perfectly well inside that space would feel justified in doing so. This is a matter for your community association attorney who will need to advise the association if they can modify or add rules regarding the definition of a vehicle as it pertains to parking spaces. Certainly, they can do this for association-owned parking spaces, such as a parking lot. However, deeded parking spaces may be a different story. Get legal advice before pursuing rule changes and get ready for some pushback. Good luck!
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Not really sure why it matters if someone puts two or even 3 motor cycles or even a couple gulf carts or smart cars in their deeded spot. Many older association have limited parking and those that find a way to use what they have without taking extra room, using up guest spaces should be commended. This sounds like addressing a problem that exists only in the mind.
Sadly I’m dealing with this exact issue right now. I want to park a motorcycle right behind my car, within my own space. They both fit with room to spare. It does not bother anyone. The association claims is not allowed. So much for a problem that only exists on the mind.
Can anyone give a definitive answer?
Kat, there is no definitive answer from outside of your own governance documents. It is open to interpretation. The parking space is yours to use but the Board can restrict how it is used by having a rule that states only one vehicle per space. You can challenge that rule but unless you prevail, the rule would stand. Good luck!
Thought-provoking article – I loved the points , Does someone know if my business could get a template CAR Deeded Parking Purchase and Sale document to use ?