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    AvatarLaney101
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    Group of 9 units in WA. 1 rogue elderly owner. Many breaches for noise and abusive behaviour. Extensive history.

    A few months ago the council of owners granted visitor bay access requested for in and out running of errands during the day. Hip op 10 months ago cited as the reason and more room for door opening. Plus we took into account her large sedan, questionable driving skills, has hit the structure of the property twice reversing out of our shared carport and dented my car(s) 6 times so far when parked in the carport. I park hard on my right wall and get out the passenger door to get as much distance as possible between our 2 cars. Technically our carport is the closest in distance to the front door.

    The resident in question has now taken to parking their car outside their unit which is actually half of the common driveway for entering and exiting.  So the 2 lanes are down to one. It is opposite 3 of our visitors bays which other residents have been granted parking for their 2nd cars.  And blocking them too being able to reverse out.

    This owner is difficult to deal with to say the least and very aggressive and rude. So approaching her is out of the question for any of the council members. I must note she is able to carry her shopping up from visitor bay parking and to spend time down there cleaning the car so not that incapacitated.

    Question is do we have to grant further access to park on the common driveway for her if she plays the medical disability card when it’s impacting the whole complex coming and going ?

    Where do we draw the line in being accommodating and still be fair to all the other residents ?

    And are we setting a precedent for other residents to get complacent and park outside their unit every time they can’t be bothered putting their vehicles where they belong ?

     

     

     

     

     

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    … do we have to grant further access to park on the common driveway for her if she plays the medical disability card when it’s impacting the whole complex coming and going ?

    That seems very unlikely.  The ACROD website recommends that only disabled people with a mobility equipment requirement use the regular disabled spaces, not everyone with a permit. So demanding a special space just because she need to walk a little further would be ridiculous.  Have a  look at their website.

    Where do we draw the line in being accommodating and still be fair to all the other residents ?

    You draw the line at not creating a dangerous situation by allowing someone to park on a common driveway.  I’m not sure what the process in WA is, but in NSW she would get a Notice To Comply from the committee or strata manager telling her that she was breaching a by-law forbidding parking on common property.

    And are we setting a precedent for other residents to get complacent and park outside their unit every time they can’t be bothered putting their vehicles where they belong ?

    Yes.  Very much so.

    It sounds like you have a cantakerous neighbour who doesn’t give a damn about anyone else, so why should you or your neighbours care what she thinks?  If she keeps bashing into things, including your car, you might want to take a look at this web page which very briefly tells you how to report someone who shouldn’t be driving because of their age.

    Or you could get a third party to tell her that unless she behaves, she could end up being fined under strata laws and lose her licence.

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    AvatarLaney101
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    Thank you so much for that info Jimmy. Really helpful. Yes she has an ACROD permit and yes we are currently investigating our legal options finally. Cheers !

     

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