I live in a condominium community. I am the only unit that is detached. I have my own garage and yard. Is this classfied as single family detached?

Asked by Ej, Warwick, RI Wed Aug 25, 2010

We are in the process of forming the association. Legally should I be considered part of the HOA? Do I follow the laws for parking in my city based on a single family detached dwelling or a multi-family?

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Wed Aug 25, 2010
Hi Ej - you are asking about the type of ownership - "fee simple" or "condo". Debbie is right, your deed should make it clear.

I would be surprised if only one unit in a community was a separate ownership type - but you never know. If the structure of your home and exterior elements like roof and siding are your responsibility - then it may be "fee simple".

If there are existing by-laws check that. Find your deed and review that. You can also check your tax record. In terms of parking restrictions, check your bylaws/community guidelines and then call the town.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Wed Aug 25, 2010
Hi Ej - you are asking about the type of ownership - "fee simple" or "condo". Debbie is right, your deed should make it clear.

I would be surprised if only one unit in a community was a separate ownership type - but you never know. If the structure of your home and exterior elements like roof and siding are your responsibility - then it may be "fee simple".

If there are existing by-laws check that. Find your deed and review that. You can also check your tax record. In terms of parking restrictions, check your bylaws/community guidelines and then call the town.

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
Web Reference:  http://www.feenick.com
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Wed Aug 25, 2010
It might be helpful if you checked your deed.

When you purchased your home - was it consdered part of the condo community? Do yo pay HOA fees? Are you bound by the community bylaws?
The answers to these questions should point you in the right direction.
When in doubt, check with an attorney.
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Joseph Del S…, Agent, Cranston, RI
Wed Aug 25, 2010
Ej, it' is still classified as a condominium as far as RI Statewide MLS is concerned.
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