There’s almost nothing more frustrating than a full car park – particularly if you’ve paid to reserve a space for your vehicle.
In many strata properties, a parking space is a part of the deal. Still, however, when car parks are close to commuter areas, they can be abused by the non-paying public.
To keep this from happening, the government has outlined parking regulations for strata schemes. The Strata Scheme Management Act of 2015 makes a provision for owners corporations to enter into agreements with local councils for strata parking area regulation.
That means local parking rangers can be contracted to monitor strata lots looking for illegal parking activity. These officers will not necessarily be patrolling for safety, however, so make sure your strata property does have some form of car park supervision, whether that’s CCTV or employed security personnel, and always lock your vehicle.
According to the Act, owners corporations are also authorised to move cars that are parked without authorisation.
If you know that unauthorised persons are using your common strata car park, report it to your owners corporation.