Avoid Liability for Parking Lot Disputes in San Antonio, TX HOA Condominium Associations
Most San Antonio HOA Condominium owners take parking problems very seriously. If a homeowner can’t find a parking space in the association’s parking lot, the San Antonio HOA Community Manager can expect to hear about it. And if someone else parks in a homeowner’s assigned space, the homeowner may do more than just complain: Fights have been known to break out!
If a parking dispute degenerates into a brawl, an injured member could sue the association, the Board members and the management company for not enforcing the parking rules. Is there any way to avoid or limit liability? One possible way is to add an amendment to the association’ bylaws that says that the interested parties are not liable for parking lot violations by others.
In your bylaws, advise members that the association, the Board and the San Antonio HOA management company are not responsible for violations of the associations parking rules. A sample of the bylaws could read the following:
- The association shall not be held responsible to individual members for nonobservance or violation of the Association’s parking rules.
If fights do occur, a clause like this in your bylaws may help shield the association, the Board and the San Antonio HOA Management Company from liability. Before you begin amending any of the association’s governing documents, please consult an HOA attorney for specific details on how to amend the bylaws and if the state laws allow for such a clause to be added to your bylaws.
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