Bylaw enforcement, policies, communication, owner/tenant/board issues, etc.
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    • #2438
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      Posted by Don A on January 09 2018 at 08:51 AM | 14 comments
      is it common for a management company to not give you the number of a unit that goes with a parking spot?
      Just curious as our underground parking has a few empty units that a person may be able to rent (short term) but
      have no way of knowing who to contact.

      is that a privacy thing?

      anyone know?

    • #2439
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      Self managed and no parking garage, so no idea what is normal. Could be a privacy issue. But if some owners might want to rent, perhaps you could ask for a notice to go out suggesting they post parking for rent signs on the bulletin board giving their contact info.

      Alastair D on January 09 2018 at 09:10 AM

    • #2440
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      If you are a board member then I believe you are entitled to that information. If you are an owner looking to rent a stall then I do not believe you are without the permission of whomever owns the stall. Perhaps the manager could give that owner your information and they can contact you directly. The rental arrangement is strictly between the owner and the stall renter.
      Trudy A.

      Trudy A on January 09 2018 at 09:21 AM

    • #2441
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      The issue might be the property management company isn’t authorized by the Condo Board to release that information. I would suggest contacting the Board to request the information or to have your information passed to the owner(s) to contact you.

      Christopher B on January 09 2018 at 09:22 AM

    • #2442
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      In our building, some of the vacant parking spaces are attached to rented units, which complicates matters. Board members know who occupies each space, but we don’t always know which units are rented. As has been said above, the management company cannot release ownership information to other people without their permission. We have had owners post offers to rent, but there seems to be no way at present to search out other spaces which may be available.

      Robin W on January 09 2018 at 09:34 AM

    • #2443
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      Generally the identity of the owner of a stall, even the unit number, would not be given out by our management office without the permission of the person with authority over any stall. If your corporation has a community forum like Geniepad, a website, or a posting board in a lobby an owner or occupant interested in renting a stall could make their interest known. Strict parking controls would definitely be a part of the building maintaining security.

      Jen M on January 09 2018 at 10:07 AM

    • #2444
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      Privacy concerns aside, if these are titled stalls, they be nice and facilitate things for you by passing on your information to the owner. Ask for this specifically, and see what they say. I do this all the time.

      If they are not titled, then they are assigned, and they can make changes as necessary. Some bylaws have stipulations for assigned stalls that they must be used to be kept. So empty stalls can be reassigned based on need, not pre-existing privileged.

      Alicia J on January 09 2018 at 10:25 AM

    • #2445
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      We encourage owñers to advertise on the lobby bulletin board both when looking for a space to rent or offering to rent out a space they own. If an owner has privacy concerns, the notice can be referred to our condo manager to get the two parties in touch.

      Many apartment style condos have each parking stall on a separate title from the condo unit. Thus you can have some bizarro situations, like a former apartment owner who still owns a parking stall. We certainly rely on our condo manager to keep track of who owns what parking stalls, and the identity of renters using specific stalls. So it’s pretty simple: the condo manager calls the other party and establishes whether they want to be contacted or not. That’s worked well for us.

      Gus V on January 09 2018 at 10:59 AM

    • #2446
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      what happens when the board tells you they don’t have that information and the management company won’t reveal it?

      Don A on January 09 2018 at 11:19 AM

    • #2447
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      If the Board deems it prudent to release the info on the Owner, and the info is in the possession of the Management Company, then the Board can follow up for you.
      If they are titled stalls then they will have a legal description. By referencing the condo plan (you will have received this with your purchase documents) you can figure out the legal description and then search on the Land Titles site for the Owner name and address. Will cost $10/title. It won’t tell you which condo unit they are associated with. You would need to know which condo unit that particular Owner of the parking spot owns to do the cross reference. If non-titled then you are at the mercy of the Board providing the info on who has been assigned the spots.

      Shaune I on January 09 2018 at 02:01 PM

    • #2448
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      Board members are entitled to this info. If the property management company is this way . Time to get a new one. Call the corporation lawyer. Even if titled it is registered at Land Titles and is in the Public Domain.

      Rod P on January 09 2018 at 02:19 PM

    • #2449
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      Because of privacy issues, I believe that neither the Board nor the property manager should be giving out contact information of owners whose parking stalls appear to be unused. Furthermore, it’s not the role of the Board or the management company to act as a go-between to facilitate rentals of parking spaces or condo apartments. Property managers have enough to do to ensure that the facilities are maintained to an optimum level and don’t have time to pass along messages that could and should be posted on a bulletin board.

      Donna S on January 10 2018 at 08:07 AM

    • #2450
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      I agree with comments regarding titled stalls. That info is in the public domain and is available at Alberta Land Titles. If the stalls are not titled, then by definition they are common property. In my opinion, the use of common property or any portion of it, is information that any owner is entitled to. The stall could be rented by the Corp to an outsider, a renter, or an owner, but in either case the Board has the duty to keep all owners informed on the details of the use of common property.

      Brian H on January 10 2018 at 08:50 AM

    • #2451
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      which do you feel safer from a break in or vandal standpoint?

      knowing whose parking stall is whose?

      not knowing whose parking stall is whose?

      dosen’t make any difference?

      Don A on January 10 2018 at 03:08 PM

    • #2452
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      The owner of a Titled parking stall is public information – check Land Titles.
      Assigned parking stalls are ‘common’ property and the board may or may not disclose the person to whom it is assigned and can cite privacy as a reason. Another dimension involves the renting of stalls which also may or may not result in privacy concerns, the exception being if a stall was rented to a non unit owner.

      Brian H on January 21 2018 at 10:10 PM

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