A NSW lot owner wonders how they can control frequent taxis on common property. Leanne Habib, Premium Strata provides the following response.
Question: We get up to 4 taxis a day in the complex. The taxis blow their horn, park on common property and block the driveway. How can we control this?
I own a townhouse in a complex. What can we do about taxis on common property areas like driveways?
We get up to 4 taxis a day in the complex and they blow their horn when the person to be collected isn’t ready, and the car blocks the driveway. What can be done?
We have by-laws for vehicles. 1 car is allowed per carport, but can taxis be regulated under this bylaw?
Answer: Regulating taxis is much more difficult than vehicles of owners and occupiers who are bound by the by-law applicable to the scheme.
Regulating taxis is much more difficult than vehicles of owners and occupiers who are bound by the by-law applicable to the scheme.
In terms of the by-laws you have with the one car per carport, presumably, a taxi could stand or park in the car space and not be in breach of the by-law.
We have seen other schemes erect signage to the effect that “TAXIS – Please do not sound horn at any time”.
A solution might also be to pass a management by-law restricting taxis on the common property.
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This post appears in Strata News #342.
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