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The Parking Management Blog by SecurePark

The 5 Biggest Parking Headaches For Any HOA

Posted by Dylan Sharp

If you live in an HOA, or you manage any kind of space on behalf of an HOA, you know that parking is one of the most intractable problems facing any homeowners' association. HOA parking can be a major driver of conflict between residents, within management, and even between the HOA and the city.

The thing is: it doesn't have to be that way. Read on to discover the 5 biggest parking headaches faced by most HOAs - and how you can improve each and every one of them.

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Topics: HOA parking, parking enforcement, hoa parking enforcement

Your 3 Worst Multifamily Residential Parking Problems, Solved.

Posted by Dylan Sharp

  • How many times have you come home to find your assigned parking spot taken?
  • Are most of the visitor parking spots in your parking lot taken by the same cars, day after day?
  • Do you find yourself writing down the license plate numbers or problematic parkers to show your superintendent or property manager? (Does it work?)
  • Or do you have very little visitor parking available... so visitors take your spot?

Truthfully, if we had a dollar for every story we'd heard like this... well, we'd be vacationing in the Bahamas most of the time.

The fact is: parking problems are difficult, stressful and drive everyone crazy. And they affect anyone who has a car and lives in a multifamily residential complex: whether you drive a Ford or a Maserati, you've experienced the utter frustration of having someone else park in your spot, or not being able to find visitor parking because someone keeps taking the best parking spots.

Let us tell you a few little stories: the names have been changed, the situations are real. If you recognize yourself - or your building - it might be time to give us a call, or ask your property manager to look into our system

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Topics: condo parking, HOA parking, hoa parking enforcement, homeowners association, multifamily parking, parking enforcement, visitor parking

Crossing your Ts when you Tow in Texas: Advice for HOAs

Posted by John White

In Texas, homeowners' associations have more rights than in many other states when it comes to enforcing parking regulations. Unlike in California, for instance, there is not a 96-hour waiting period before you're allowed to tow a vehicle. Although HOAs in Texas enjoy a fairly large amount of leeway in terms of parking enforcement, though, there are still rules that need to be followed. Here's how to make sure you cross your Ts before you tow.

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Topics: hoa, texas parking, HOA parking, hoa parking enforcement, texas tow truck, texas towing

Can your Texas HOA regulate parking on public streets?

Posted by John White

Occasionally, we feature reader questions on the SecurePark blog: we know that parking rules vary between jurisdictions, and as parking management experts, we've seen pretty much every parking situation known to humankind. Today, a reader writes in from Texas:

Q: A tenant of a property adjacent to my HOA often occupies much-coveted street parking with his vehicle. As the HOA regulates parking on the street, is it within their rights to ticket his vehicle? 

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Topics: HOA parking, parking enforcement, hoa parking enforcement, parking management, visitor management

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