Beach Bummed (FL)

Sandpiper has nine units, with 10 private parking spaces … until now.  That’s because the City of Hollywood is reclaiming five spots to make Oklahoma Street wider.  Jeanette Garcia, Sandpiper resident: “They proceeded to tell me that the property that

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Company Helps Condos Crack Down On Illegal Renters (FL)

For as long as condo associations have existed there have been issues with parking, rentals and people breaking rules.  It is a constant struggle for property managers. That is until now. A software engineer may have stumbled upon a foolproof

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Bossier neighborhood takes parking complaint to parish government (LA)

Fed up with street parking they say causes safety and convenience issues, residents of the Rosedale Place neighborhood in Bossier City have taken their grievances to the parish government in hopes of finding an enforceable resolution.  Representatives from the Rosedale

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MCL 559.139: Transferring limited common element parking spaces in Michigan Condominiums

In densely populated urban areas in Michigan, it is not uncommon for a co-owner to sell another co-owner a parking space at a premium when parking space is limited. However, condominium associations and co-owners often confuse the process of selling

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HOA says truck owner cannot park on street (NV)

The latest conflict between a Las Vegas homeowners association and a resident all comes down to his truck.  It is too big for his garage or driveway, but HOA will not let him park on the street in the area

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Court Upholds Association Revocation of Parking Privileges (NJ)

A New Jersey trial court has upheld the suspension of parking privileges against a delinquent condominium owner. In this case, the condominium association adopted a Resolution – based on authority from the governing documents – that revoked parking privileges for

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Autonomous Vehicles: Coming to a Condominium or HOA near you!

An autonomous vehicle, also known as a driverless car, self-driving car, or robotic car is a vehicle that senses its environment and operates without human input. On December 9, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed 2016 PA 332 into law and

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Condominium Association Parking Restrictions and Enforcement

One of the most common problem areas for condominium associations and their property management is parking. Spaces are at a premium in most communities, and issues arise when unit owners and tenants fail to park in their designated spots. Associations

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Clear Lake Residents Ticketed for Parking in Their Driveway (TX)

City is willing to meet with HOA’s to talk about the program and minimize the number of tickets being issued

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Condo owners renting out parking spaces Airbnb-style (IL)

Using an app developed in Chicago, Arnold rents one of his spaces to a woman who keeps a car downtown for weekend use, and the other to a man who parks during working hours Monday to Friday. On weeknights and

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Using a By-law to Control Parking (ON)

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court confirmed the validity of a condominium’s by-law, which was passed to control parking on the common elements. See the case of Cheung v. York Region Condominium Corporation No. 759.  Here’s my summary

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Man Concerned About Parking Citation Issued by HOA (FL)

Southport man is concerned about a parking ticket he found on his vehicle during a recent visit to South Walton.  “When you look at the wording, they try to word it in a way to make it look like it

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Five Tips for Managing a Parking Policy in Your HOA

Parking is one of the most common challenges for homeowners associations (HOAs). It seems, regardless of the type of community, the same parking situations happen to us all. These may include:    Read the article…………..

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Condo Residents Locked Out of Their Own Parking Lot (NY)

Boards need to get it in writing when giving up control of common elements.

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HOA Towing: Can You Tow? Should You Tow?

Parking enforcement by any HOA can be an especially frustrating issue for both board members and homeowners because it concerns one of the most valuable items in any homeowner’s possession: their vehicle. Towing is a hot-button issue for most, so

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4 Tips for Choosing a Towing Company for Your HOA Community

So You Decided Towing Is for You?  Here are 4 things to consider when choosing a towing company:     Read the article………….

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What every Condominium Association needs to know about Parking Restrictions

The enforcement of parking restrictions is one of the most common problems that condominium associations and property managers are forced to deal with. Parking spaces are often at a premium in densely packed urban areas and issues arise when co-owners

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BrickellHouse’s condo association runs into another snag in robotic garage predicament (FL)

The parking woes at Harvey Hernandez’s BrickellHouse project are about to get worse,

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Park It In a Good Space (IL)

One such issue is ownership of accessible spaces (or handicapped parking), which has caused some controversy in condominium properties

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Century Village owners balk after being forced to park farther from units (FL)

But the condo association says it is simply enforcing the parking map put in place 25 years ago by management. While the map was always the rule, enforcement was lax.

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Westwood’s parking ‘nightmare’ nears possible solution (CA)

A group of Westwood residents fed up with problems caused by an overflow of vehicles in their neighborhood will soon request the city implement an overnight parking time limit.

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Parkade break and enter calls continue to plague apartment and condo residents in Edmonton

Parkades in Edmonton are offering criminals a “one-stop shopping experience” as the number of break-and-enter calls to police keep flooding in.

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Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominiums

developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property

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5 Ways to Better Manage Your Visitor Parking

Of all the amenities your condo offers Visitor Parking might be the most used feature. You want your residents to be able to host their guests easily but you also want to have some control, otherwise Unit 3B’s brother’s Hyundai

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Fire lanes in gated community have residents seeing red Parking reduced in Meridian Hills (CA)

Several residents of the Meridian Hills housing community believe developers are turning a deaf ear to their concerns.  A group of homeowners from the gated community appeared before the Moorpark City Council during a Dec. 2 meeting to express frustration

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Problem Parking in your Community Association?

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that older multifamily communities in Florida (and elsewhere in the country) have serious parking problems these days since those communities were built decades ago when families used fewer cars.   Read the article………

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Parking in Condominiums – Purchasers with Electric Cars and Purchasers with No Cars

In the past the number of parking spaces in most new residential condominiums was at least equal to the number of residential units. Residential units with parking spaces were believed to be more marketable than units without parking. With the

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Vehicle Series Part 3: Deciding to Tow

When residents fail to follow rules regarding restricted vehicles and parking, it may seem like your only option is to tow. However, before you hire that towing company, you need to determine if towing really is the right choice, and

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5 HOA Parking Enforcement Tips

Many communities, especially those made up of townhomes and condos, restrict parking curbside. Even though this is a great tactic to keep the community safe and looking nice, it can oftentimes annoy homeowners who don’t see the real reason for

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Vehicle Series Part 2: Restricted Vehicles

Many communities with HOAs prohibit residents from parking commercial vehicles where people can see them. The idea is to create a more appealing neighborhood. Communicating with residents about prohibited vehicles can be complicated, so check out these tips to help

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Vehicle Series Part 1: Parking Problems

Having cars parked where they shouldn’t be parked or having unauthorized vehicles in the neighborhood can quickly create an eyesore or even a safety hazard. However, convincing owners to move the cars can be difficult. If you are tired of

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$1.5 million valet parking dispute pits luxury condo board in Miami (FL) against developer

In Miami’s surging real estate market, even the price of parking has hit overdrive.  Residents of a downtown luxury condo have been told they must cough up $1.5 million for the 50 parking spots they’ve used for valet parking —

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I Can’t Park in My Own Driveway

Living in an HOA comes with many benefits, but one of the disadvantages is following the rules and regulations set forth by the community association. Many residents have a hard time dealing with these rules, especially when they’re told they

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10 FAQs About Parking in Your Homeowners Association

It’s sometimes challenging to discuss and answer questions about parking within your homeowners association. While the rules regarding parking in each association are different here are some tips on how to answer common questions.    Read the article………..

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Anthem (AZ) homeowners fuming over proposed HOA plan to hire investigator to monitor street parking

For now, a homeowners’ association in Anthem will not employ a private investigator to stalk its streets looking for parking violations.  Street parking is the issue that has some residents of the Paseo neighborhood ready to leave.  The HOA rule

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Residents Fed Up With Parking Tickets in Their Own Driveways (TX)

Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work and having to be concerned about where you park. That’s what residents in the Clearwood Crossing subdivision say they are dealing with.  We lost count of how many people told us they’ve

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Ohio Updates Its Towing Laws

To address complaints of predatory towing practices, the State of Ohio recently enacted updated regulations for towing vehicles from private property. The vast majority of the changes place additional restrictions and requirements on towing companies, but there are aspects of

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Parking ticket on private property from HOA raises residents concerns (CO)

Denver viewers got a parking ticket outside their Arvada townhome in the middle of the night.  It immediately raised their suspicion that it might be a scam.     Read more………

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Mission Valley (CA) Residents Report ‘Unlawful Towing’ at Complex

Residents of a Mission Valley complex say they have been then victims of unlawful towing ever since their property management company hired EPA K-9 Security & Investigations and Western Towing.    Read more……..

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(UPDATE) Homeowners’ association boots residents on city streets (NM)

(The City of Albuquerque sent the Ventana Ranch HOA, through HOAMCO, a cease and desist letter today. The notice means that the city can pursue criminal charges if the homeowners’ association continues to boot on public property).   An Albuquerque

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Renters upset after 20 cars towed overnight (FL)

Residents at Ponte Verde Condominiums said the towing overnight was a money grab and the cars were taken for invalid reasons, but they’re finding that they have little legal recourse. If they don’t pay $148 to get their cars out

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(Town) Board (NC) overturns HOA’s parking ban

To celebrate the town board’s willingness to compromise about parking in the Harborside subdivision, Bob and Barbara Houck parked one of their cars on Harborside Drive on June 16 just because they could.    Read more………

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What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, Unless it is a Discrimination Claim

Now that I have your attention, while this article may not be about gambling or wild parties on the strip of Las Vegas, it is about an interesting discrimination claim involving a homeowners association and one of its members.  

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Salinas police grapple with parking problems in Garner neighborhood

Although a sign in the neighborhood indicates the street is private and owned by the Vista Nueva Homeowners Association, online records show the HOA activated in 1990 has since been suspended. Current records for Vista Nueva Development and New Horizon

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Condominium Association Handicap Parking Lawsuit (IL)

In a recent Illinois court case, a renter sued a community association claiming that the unavailability of handicap-accessible parking violated the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). The property consisted of a 40-story building with 342 parking spaces, seven of which were

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Enforcement of Parking Restrictions

In this day and age, owning a vehicle is a necessity and it seems that every family owns a minimum of two vehicles. Due to this trend and the limited number of parking spaces available in many communities, many associations

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Parking Rights and Common Area / Common Element: Can the Association (or Declarant) Do That?!

You serve on your condominium or property owners’ association’s board of directors and have been receiving complaints about unauthorized cars and space shortages in the community’s parking lot. The Board would like to designate specific parking spaces for use by

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Town of Dillon and Yacht Club condos to face off in Colorado Supreme Court over parking spaces

A long-standing legal dispute between the town of Dillon and the Yacht Club Condominiums homeowners association is set for oral arguments before the highest court in the state.    Read more……..

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AZ: New law restricts HOA’s established after 2015 from enforcing street parking

A new homeowner associations’ reform bill signed into law earlier this year will take away the authority of HOAs established after Dec. 31, 2014 to regulate parking on publicly dedicated streets.  Read More……

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Is Your Condo Or HOA Parking Lot A Breeding Ground For Lawsuits

The Daily Journal, a newspaper for attorneys, reports weekly on various verdicts and settlements. I read those reports as it keeps me up on what kind of cases are being filed and what kind of verdicts and settlements are being

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