Our HOA decided to reassign the reserved parking spots and give them to "owners that live there". I'm assuming this is opposed to units used for rental properties or owners that use the unit for a vacation home. Many of the units in our complex are vacation homes so these "reserved spots" sit empty for the majority of the week. But on the weekend parking is a premium.
This is my beef...
I just purchased my condo which included a reserved parking spot. It was a full gut job so I had to do the repairs before I can move in. I don't technically live there yet, but that is my intention. The HOA decided to reassign my parking spot to another unit. I was never contacted about this. Never given a chance to vote on this decision and never given an opportunity to voice my opinion. I just came home one night and saw a new number on my spot. Even if I was in favor of the new rule, they never asked me if I "live there" or not.
I contacted the HOA to ask what had happened and they told me the executive board has the power to do whatever they want with the parking spots. I can't find that anywhere in the bylaws. I see that they control them, but not that they have the power to take them away from an owner.
This impacts the value of my property.
My plan is to attend the next HOA meeting and state my case. The HOA will not let you contact them directly, you have to go through the property management company so you are forced to work through a middle man.
I see you have posted this 2 years ago and I am wondering how that worked out for you. I am kind of (sort of -ish) going through something similar. I live in a condo. With 34 units and there are 31 parking spots. That means there are always 3 units on a waiting list. Then once units get sold, the spot is given to the first person on the list and so forth. The turn around ratio here is super low. So that is not in my favor, that and amongst others. Time being I am renting a spot from a neighbor that does not live here. But I want to get my own spot soon. The board is in charge of the parking spots but that task was delegated to the property manager (we are self managed). So there are a few spots that I call them prime real estate and others that leaves it to wonder but at this stage I’ll take what I can get. I was #2 in the waiting list and there were 2 units on the market so i thought I would get one soon. How naive of me to think that. So last September I was reached out to our CAM, saying that I was bumped back to 3rd because this specific owner (also board member) was not happy with his spot. So the person that was 3rd on the list when I was #2 was reached out and offered the spot. They allege due to her car size (my was pretty much as big as hers). So # 3 got the spot and mr board member was back on the waiting list as #1, then I was ultimately bumped back to 3rd. This meeting happened in July and I was notified in September. I demanded the minutes to this meeting and also inquired why I wasnt notified of it. Then I was told that it is common practice. Now thugs board member had this spot for over a year. I was and still am livid. I got a lawyer abs that ended up nowhere. The board president said that the board was taking it over this task again from the CAM, because apparently there was some favoritism going on. I ripped them 3 new ones. So then an unit gets sold and I am offered the spot. The spot is not even 6’ and the person parking next to it is also a board member abs quite spacey. I can’t take the spot and it will be declared unusable. So now I am still 3rd ok the waiting list. But they messed wiry the wrong person. I have a letter from the president of the board stating the favoritism. So I am going to tell them they just reassign the spots based on seniority that will put an end into he favoritism crap and have a parking committee formed. It’s only fair
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