What are a renter’s rights to parking?

I currently rent a townhouse with 2 others from the owner/landlord, As such have no rights with the board of trustees who inacted a parking policy that only has 2 deeded parking spots. Our waiver for a third spot was submitted by the owner and rejected by the board. The board of trustees will not allow us to keep a third car on site which could harm our employment status and our ability to pay our rent. Do we have any rights or recourse that would allow us to keep a car on site?

Asked on September 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your rights with respect parking spots associated with your rental depends upon what your presumed written lease with your landlord states. If the lease gives you so many parking spots, you landlord is contractually obligated to provide such to you even if the HOA and/or the board of trustees see otherwise. I suggest that you work with your landlord as to the parking spots that he presumably agreed to provide you in the lease.

As tenants and not the owner of the unit that you are in possession, you have no standing to contest the current policy concerning parking issues.


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