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As the temperature drops and the snow falls, parking can become a real challenge for residents of apartment and condominium complexes. As a property management company, it’s our job to help make parking as easy and stress-free as possible for our residents. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as we navigate the cold, snowy months ahead.
Be Courteous and Respect Assigned Parking Rules
It’s important to remember that parking is a shared space, and that we all need to be considerate of our neighbours. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the parking rules for your complex, and make sure you’re parking in the designated spot assigned to you. This will help ensure that there’s enough room for everyone. Remember that guests need to park in designated visitor parking, not stalls assigned to other owners.
Short Term Parking
Parking lots are not for storing an unused vehicle for a long period of time. In fact, many bylaws have rules about how frequently you need to be driving your vehicle to ensure the parking lot does not end up being used as a long-term storage lot. If you do need seasonal storage for your car or additional vehicles such as RVs or boats, your property manager would be happy to suggest suitable storage sites for you.
Consider Renting an Extra Parking Space
If you find that you’re consistently having trouble finding a spot to park, consider renting an extra space. Contact your property manager to see if there is extra parking available for you.
Visitor Parking is for Guests
It’s important to remember that visitor parking is just that: for visitors. If you’re expecting guests, ask them to park in the designated visitor parking areas. This will help ensure that there’s enough room for residents to park in their assigned spots.
Move Your Car on Snow Clearing Days
In order to keep the parking lot clear and accessible, it’s important to move your car on days when the parking lot is being plowed and salted. This will allow our maintenance staff to effectively clear the lot and ensure that all residents have safe and accessible parking.
At Schinkel Properties, we’re here to help and we want to make sure that everyone has a safe and accessible place to park. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your property manager.
by Felicia McAlpine, Executive Assistant