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, according to an attorney representing the building’s unit owners.  “The condo association has been left with this mess,” lawyer Helio de la Torre told The Real Deal.

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Park It In a Good Space (IL)

As any Chicago resident with a motor vehicle knows, from the expensive park-per-day prices to the difficulty of parallel parking, owning a car in the city can sometimes be a nuisance and a burden. Even rightful owners of parking spaces

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

Clara Castillo, a 77-year-old widow who uses a walker, used to park her car near her unit at the sprawling Century Village retirement community.  But now her association has ordered her to use a space in another building’s parking lot

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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.    Read the article……………..

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

Police said Thursday during the past two years, officers have investigated more than 1,000 parkade break-and-enters.  “It’s not uncommon for officers to be investigating several parkade break-and-enters a day across our city,” said Const. Amanda Trenchard, with the crime prevention

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Robotic Valet Parking Systems in Condominiums

When planning a condominium project, developers try to maximize the usage of the condominium property. Since parking takes up so much space, robotic valet parking systems have been developed so that the number of parking spaces in a garage can

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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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CNY homeowners sued, told they can’t park pickup truck in driveway

A homeowners’ association has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar a resident in the town of Manlius from parking his own pickup truck in his driveway.  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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Condo Association Can Revoke License to Park

A recent case demonstrates how important it is to carefully consider what documentation to use in connection with allocation of the use of parking spaces. In Keane v. The President Condominium Association, Inc., the court sided with the association after

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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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New Arizona law limits future HOAs’ control of parking on public streets

A more than 5-year-old battle to strip homeowners associations of their authority to make and enforce parking rules on public streets has succeeded — at least in part. Gov. Jan Brewer this month signed a bill that forbids future HOAs

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To tow, or not to tow

Last Monday, my car was towed from a business. Wrongly, I believe. Suddenly and without warning, I was plunged into an episode of Sarasota’s version of the A&E series “Parking Wars.” I learned that when it comes to towing, possession really

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CO: Proposed Changes to Towing Regulations Could Negatively Impact HOAs

On January 25th, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”) in The Colorado Register to address a wide variety of issues – including the towing of vehicles from private property.   Read More……

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HOA’s Park Avenue

With car ownership and land costs on the rise and street width and parking on the decline, where the two meet, battles erupt. Parking committees post dayglo orange violation stickers on vehicles, roving tow trucks with instructions to hook and

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