The owners and their visitors are blocking access to my garage. What can I do? I shouldn’t have to ask them not to park there? – Rhonda, VIC
Q: I live in a complex of 4 units. The owners and their visitors are blocking access to my garage.
What can I do? I shouldn’t have to ask them not to park there?
My strata management providers have advised the owners of the situation but they ignore this.
A: The best first step we always recommend is speaking to your neighbours to ensure that they do not park in areas that will block access to your garage. The same will apply to any visitors they have.
If this does not help, you may wish to refer to your building rules. It will be worth finding if there are rules stating where you can and cannot park, especially if the rule covers not being able to park in areas that are accessible ways to either entries/exits and private property such as garages and entry/exit way doors, etc.
This will help you bring the case to your owners corporation provider, who may be able to issue a formal notice and warning, or in more serious cases with repeat offences: the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
For more info on the topic of parking, don’t miss our article on Six ways to deal with parking on strata common property: https://picagroup.com.au/article/national/6-ways-to-deal-with-common-parking-problems-in-your-strata-property/