Restrict Parking Spaces to Members Only

May 19, 2016
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If your community includes mixed-use space, your association may be afraid that members will have to battle customers who are visiting retail stores or entertainment venues for parking spaces. But worse than that is the increased risk of crimes happening at the community if nonmembers have access to parking lots or garages. This can be commonplace if a member regularly rents out his space, creating a steady stream of strangers using that spot. To prevent unwanted visitors’ access to the community, many associations prohibit members from renting out parking spots. You can do this by passing a bylaw setting such a restriction.

Your bylaw should say that each parking space must be under the exclusive control of the member who owns the corresponding unit; spaces can’t be transferred to nonmembers; and members must sell their parking space along with their unit.