Board Governance HOA Parking

Unit Owner’s Driveway Shortened by HOA for Wider Road

R.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a Planned Unit Development. The association wants to take 2 feet of my driveway to widen the road. Do I own the driveway or does the HOA? Mister Condo replies: R.B., I am sorry that you are likely to lose some driveway to make room for a wider road. I hope that you will benefit in some way from a larger road. In most…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Florida Condo Parking Requires Pass for Guests

H.W. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am in a Condo in South Florida which has recently enacted a parking pass rule. My community consists of 2/2’s 3/2’s, townhomes and villas but we all pay the same association fee. I own 1 car and I have a guest that stays 1 or 2 nights each week. I’m required to request a guest pass every time I have a guest however the process of getting…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Board Wishes to Grant Exclusive Use of Handicapped Parking Space to Unit Owner

D.B. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The association installed a handicapped spot per owner’s request. He is upset since visitors are occasionally parking in it. Can we put the unit number on it? Mister Condo replies: D.B., the association is free to enforce the handicapped parking spaces in their association-owned parking lots as they see fit. If non-handicapped cars are parking in handicapped spaces, they can be towed at owner expense, especially…

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Board Buying Condominium Parking

New Condo Owner Needs to Remove Handicapped Parking Designation from Deeded Space

M.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are looking to buy a condo. It comes with two deeded spaces. However, one of the spaces has a handicapped designation. Will we be free to use the spaces (as we would be the owners) despite the designation?  Mister Condo replies: M.F., congratulations on the new condo! You should check with either the management company or the Board of the condo before you purchase just…

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