Question: My elderly mother has a mobility aid. If we stop at the front of her unit on common property to for pick up and drop off, is this a breach of bylaws?
My elderly mother lives in the block of 4 townhouses and has a mobility aid.
When we pick her up in the car, we park in front of her unit’s front door in the common driveway for approximately 1 minute pick up and drop off.
Is this allowed or is it a breach of the parking bylaw?
Answer: Although technically a breach, it would be appropriate to obtain written approval from the Owners Corporation.
Normally, Owners Corporation of a strata plan would have a parking by-law in place. Please refer to your plan’s by-laws for details.
In most cases, the parking by-law would restrict occupiers from parking in the common areas without written approval of the Owners Corporation. Technically it is a breach of by-law by parking at the common driveway without written approval from Owners Corporation. It would be appropriate to obtain written approval from the Owners Corporation to allow you to kiss and ride since you have reasonable grounds for the application. You can send a request that your strata manager assists you.
Rick Chang, Lic. Strata Manager ASM