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Deeded parking: ownership or exclusive rights?

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Is deeded parking in a condominium the sale of property and therefore ownership of land? Or is it the sale of the exclusive rights for usage? Or, yet again, can it be either, depending upon the association's preference? Thanks.

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Generally, a deeded parking space is a seperate piece of property you own.

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In my condo, I have my parking spot as a separate deeded property with it's own PIN number. My condo association bylaws state that I cannot own a parking spot without also owning a condo. I'm having trouble selling my one wants the parking spot, so, I'm now starting to plot my argument that the rule needs to change. Has anyone seen that in the past?


Condo parking is either a limited common element (but the owner has the exclusive right to use it) or deeded directly. I would say most are limited common element, rather than deeded. If the parking space is deeded, you will have a separate PIN number for it. If the parking space is limited common elements, you will not have a PIN.


the association's preference does not determine whether a parking space is owned outright (deeded), or an exclusive right (limited common element) or owned by the association and assigned to unit owners.

the Declaration of Condominium establishes how parking is owned.

in almost all situations, the original developer of the condominium creates the Declaration (and makes the call on the parking)