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7 months 1 week ago #46739

cathy brown

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yes there r too many cars parked in our apt spot a neihbor has parked right behind me and not letting me out what do i do??
4 years 6 months ago #18031


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I know this is an old post, but I recently started charging everyone who had more than 1 car $10 per month. It's cut back a ton on the amount of cars parked on the property.
4 years 7 months ago #18000


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We have an issue with 5 units (out of 72) have recently acquired 2nd vehicles which they don't use. They park the unused car in their spot and take an "open" spot with the one their using. If the 2nd vehicle is registered (although not used), do we have legal rights (in California) to tell them to park it on the street. It is SO inconsiderate!
7 years 9 months ago #13216

Rose M

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Thanks Nate! That's great information.

I think we have an Easier time maintaining tenants than one would expect, because we are honest with prospects from the start, so we don't attract many multiple car families.

In fact, we don't attract many families at all. This is not intentional, but there is simply not much for children to do in my community, and no ability to expand in that area. We also are not within walking distance of any schools, and we are completely surrounded by two VERY busy streets, a highway, and a large shopping mall.

I have about 130 people living in my building. We have only five children between 7-10, and five high schoolers.
7 years 9 months ago #13211

Nate Thomas

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My only two cents to this is that it also has an impact as to what part of the country people are living in as weather for sure has an impact on whether one uses public transportation. Children school age/day care; two wprking adults, and possibly a college student. All of these factors will dictate how many cars a family will bring in. If you are the only game in town for sure you have an easier time mandating what you want as far as vehicles are concerned. The more communities you have within your area that can handle the car situations, then the harder it will be to maintain tenants and obtain new tenants and of those that you gain how long will you have them before they are gone, so now we have a turnover that has increased your maintenance and repair costs.

The many ways are depending on the property location, but here is a link which may be of assistance with some ideas:
7 years 9 months ago #13207

Rose M

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I think we could promote sustainability without obtaining expensive equipment that would cost money to operate and maintain, only to end up stolen or vandalized. I just make sure our residents know that they can have ONE parking space and no more. This space is FREE and assigned to them, but additional parking is simply not available (there is no on-street parking within walking distance.) I also let them know that we are on six bus routes and within walking distance to all the grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping they need.

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