Park It A Look into Condo Parking Policies and Rules

 There’s nothing worse than circling the block over and over in search of a parking  space. When condo owners have a spot to call their own, it’s a luxury that can be considered priceless—especially in the harsh New England winters, when snowplows need to come in,  limiting overnight parking in many areas.  

 That’s why New England condominiums that offer their own parking lots are much more  in demand than those that don’t.  

 “It’s a big deal because the demand for parking has increased over the years,” says Ronald Brown, CMCA, president of R Brown Partners, a management firm in  Boston. “Real estate brokers always want more parking and it is a big draw for those  looking for a new home.”  

 In the majority of condominium communities, residents are restricted to one or  two designated or deeded parking spaces per unit, with extra spaces for  visitors in the common property.  

 “Most sites have sufficient parking,” says David Abel, CMCA, senior manager at First Realty Management in Boston. “The more urban sites seem to be in equilibrium, so even if there are not enough  spaces, the demand has been met otherwise.”  

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3 Comments

  • Hi, I’m looking for rules regarding the maximum size of vehicles in condo parking. Not a type of vehicle, but specific feet and inches. Regards
  • I would like to know if parking your bikes on your own parking lot is allowable. Our building admin does not allow it, but other condos here in Eastwood allow it, as long as it's within the confines of your purchased parking space and no other user is affected / disturbed. I'd like to ask if the Association policy is the one that should be followed, or if there's a universal/general rule that covers this. Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
  • When you purchase a coop in NY State and you are assigned one spot for the unit can the coop board charge for the spot after several years living there without changing bylaws?