There is a two car limit in our park. Some tenants have three vehicles, however, most have four, five, or more. Our community was designed for two only cars, and the rental agreement states that there is a two car limit. Prior management did not enforce the rule, and now the excess cars are out of control.
In addition, quite a few tenants are storing inoperable cars in their carports (which we are addressing), or they are parking their excess vehicles on their landscaping – a definite violation of the rules. We are implementing a 24-hour off street parking rule that takes effect 4/1/21. Our tenants are upset, and we understand that it is going to be a painful process for everyone while they adjust to the new rule. With that said, we are making a concerted effort to clean up the park and identify who owns the extra vehicles. Everyone is being required to register their vehicles or risk having them towed.
We are an all-age community, and we recognize that there are families with children who need their vehicles. We have recommended that they park their extra vehicles behind the park, where parking is available on both sides of the street and they are not interfering with neighboring homes. It is a bit of a walk back to the park, and there is the issue of their cars being more exposed by not being parked inside the community. It is a tough situation all around.
Have some of you dealt with similar situations? How did you manage the transition?