What is exclusive rights use in a condominium? How does it work?
In a condominium, there is shared use. There are common areas and common amenities and shared expenses.
But you have under the deed and by-laws in many cases the exclusive use of some areas. These areas can be:
- Your unit
- your driveway
- your parking spot
- your yard
- your deck or roofdeck
- your balcony
No one has the right to infringe on the exclusive use of your area. People are funny and territorial. They slowly take over your land and your space if you let them. They use your space if you are not using it.
Set your neighbors straight. Tell them that while we are in a shared community, there are places that they cannot go. It is trespass, and it is illegal.
There may be some instances where someone can have access rights to walk through, or dig for utilities etc, but your exclusive use is yours to use within the guidelines set forth in the condominium documents.