I bought a one bedroom condo almost a year ago, and on closing day discovered I couldn’t find my assigned covered parking space. My agent and I were thrown off and very confused. My agent called the listing agent and the LA said all one bedrooms come uncovered. Strange I thought, but at the moment I really didn’t care, nor did I go over my HOA documents and terms.
Fast forward 10 months, I bought a brand new car, and we’re in the dead of summer sweating my A off every time I get in my blazing hot car. So one day I took it upon my self to count every single covered spot. I counted 46 spots out of 48 units. SHOCKED, I pulled up my HOA docs and lo and behold it clearly states each unit is entitled to a covered parking spot. Where is mine?? obvi the agents just lied to me to avoid acknowledging the situation. There is no information in the official CC&Rs regarding parking; just documents signed by the board such as question letters, a document on rules etc. which mentions each units parking space.
So a few weeks ago, furious, I called my HOA offices manager and told her about this. She was also very thrown off and confused on why I dont have a space. Never heard from her again after our brief convo. I called back a week later and she said there is no parking space in my deed. (No one owns their spots, therefore it wouldn’t be deeded to me). They are ASSINGED by the HOA. and I will have to wait for the next board meeting which is in almost 2 months. for them to make a decision on what to do. smh. I can tell they’re thinking of ways to BS me and find a way to not extend one of the existing carports for the remaining 2 units…
Not sure what my next step should be. This is a clear breach of terms and duty. If they tell me they wont extend a carport should I take this to small claims court, or? It may also be in violation of zoning rules in my town, not sure about that yet. Just need advice on what I should do next to make sure I get what i am entitled to per my HOA terms in which I pay the same fee as every other owner in my complex.