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kz620, Home Buyer in Brighton, MA

A six flat w/ a garden unit, 12 parking spaces. 0 for the garden unit. How can this be? 2 spaces for each unit. How do i find out if a space was ever?

Asked by kz620, Brighton, MA Mon Mar 4, 2013

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Jeff Nobleza’s answer
If you don't want to contact the Homeowner's Association you can check public record to see if the parking spaces are deeded. If they are deeded and have separate PIN numbers you can see who the recorded owners are and match them up to the owners of each residential unit. All of this is public record.

However, if you have never done this before it may be a little difficult to figure out. The point of this response is that it may be possible to get an answer to your question by examining public records without making a phone call.
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Yes, only the HOA can tell you what you are asking.
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Contact the association - each building could have different rules as per ownership of the parking spaces.
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A lot of times, they dont reserve a spot for the garden unit. Or when the building was converted, they offer the spots up first come first serve. If they didnt purchase it from the start, you can be out of luck.
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A question to ask is whether the garden unit was constructed at the same time as the other units or if it was created later. I saw a really bad example of this (with no parking) a few years ago. The unit was created out of basement space by the developer who had originally converted the building. There were violations all over the place. There's no rule that each unit is automatically assigned a parking space; sometimes it's first come, first served as the units are purchased. Sounds like you need an agent to help you navigate the specifics of this situation. If you need assistance, please contact me.

Cindy Wilson
Koenig & Strey
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The condominium Association can tell you how the situation was created and if the unit ever had a space associated with it.
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There can be many reasons why the garden unit has no parking space. Try getting some answers from the condo association or from your professional Realtor. Good luck!
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I don't know what property you are referring to, but if you are looking for a condo with parking, there are many choices. If you want to stop looking and start finding, call or email me to get started.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
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