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I own four condo's in a gated community with a HOA. Every owner has a garage or carport and a parking pass is not required to park there. Each homeowner receives one parking pass that can be used for an additional car parked in non assigned open spaces. If a due paying homeowner slips and forgets to put the pass in the car it is towed without any courtesy notice or warning. I am fairly sure they are allowed to do this since it is a common area but is there not a more friendlier way to handle this situation? The tow company seems to have free reign and tows anything and everything.
I know of two cars they have damaged in the last two months. Can somebody please tell me of a friendlier policy that I may present to the board?
Maybe a courtesy notice or a phone call and towing to repeat offenders???
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Our community has limited parking for boats and trailers. We got on a list last year to be contacted when a space became available (we were 3rd on the list). We have not been contacted about any open spot but I found out yesterday, that the Condo Association gave a spot to the person that was 4th on this list. We are upset because we were passed over and are paying much more money to store out boat at another location. What should we do? We are afraid to complain as we think then we certainly would not get a spot. What should we do?
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I own a condo in Tampa Florida, I have been here for 7 years and have seen one property management company come and go, this last one has gotten very strict with rules and posts them by mailboxes and such frequently, it makes me feel like a child.
My question though is considering towing and private property. I own two covered carport spots, I had to purchase them with the condo, so they are my private spots, and the board has issued a towing company to actively tow cars who have not parked in visitors spots if they do not have a decal. There are less than 2 visitor spots per building and each building has 7 units.
Now the HOA board is allowing the tow company to tow cars without decals from under the carports, so if I have a guest over they cannot park in my private car port spot, is it illegal for them to tow from my carport spot if I own it? I was under the impression that is my private property. I want to properly bring up this issue at the next board meeting how should I do that? I also wonder if the condo association is responsible for paying to have them in our complex every night of the week? If I wanted to put a stop to this active towing every night and keep it to where the residents have to call to get an illegal car towed how do I do that? I don’t know if I need to start a petition or talk to other owners first. I appreciate any help as I do not want to stir up a problem at the meeting without some sort of knowledge!
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I serve on the Board of my Condo Association which is comprised of 12 townhouse
style units. It is a new development run very poorly by the builder from the
inception of the development in Jan 08 (when I moved in) until May 09.
09 when 100% of the units were occupied I headed a successful effort to get
control of the Condo Association from the builder to the unit owners. With the help of
an attorney and a property management company we held a successful election for
the Board of Directors. Since May 09 the Condo Association Board has hired the property management
company who helped with acquisition for landscaping, snow plowing and trash
I want to do the best job that I can as a Board member. The Board
tries to try to keep communication open and educate everyone about what is going
on. I figure I would rather hear complaints about too much communication than
not enough. We have a big problem with parking. The builder cheaped out at the
end of the development phase. Visitor parking spaces were cut from 12 to 4. We
only just recently (Oct 09) got the road paved. The lines for parking were never
done. "No parking" signs were never put up on the roadway as it is too narrow
for on street parking. The property management company is useless with helping
us with the builder (we will be changing them as soon as our contract is up in
May 10) and the builder left us with no reserve money even though he collected
$308 from each unit for that purpose. We are dealing with the condo association budget issues and
other issues as there are a few! But the parking is where the most complaints
come in as there are condo units abusing the use of the visitor parking spaces. They
leave their garage empty, their driveway empty and put their two cars in the
Any suggestions on how to deal with this would be greatly
Letters have been sent. Discussions have been held at meetings.
Next step is instituting fines??? Maybe written notice first, fine next?
Residents each have 2 parking spaces. Units with a garage have the garage space
counted as one w/the driveway space as the #2 parking space.
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