Though most of the societies have designated and sufficient parking spaces, many societies do not or have poorly designed parking spaces causing confusion and inconvenience. Some of the common parking woes include lack of visitor parking space, unauthorised parking, parking in the wrong spot, etc.
The best way to resolve parking issues is to streamline the parking process and have appropriate rules and regulations in place. Keep reading to know how to handle parking woes rationally and what the management committee can do to provide a fair parking allotment.
Some common parking issues in societies
– Residents parking their vehicles in undesignated or other residents’ parking spots.
– Visitors parking their vehicles haphazardly, in ‘No Parking Zone’, and/or in some other residents’ designated parking area.
– A resident owning more than one two-wheeler or four-wheeler can be problematic too since this leads to an added number of vehicles than designated parking spaces within the society. To park their other vehicles, residents who own multiple vehicles use the allotted parking spots of other residents causing inconvenience to the latter.
All the above issues can be effortlessly addressed and resolved with the help of effective and clear communication, workable parking rules and regulations. Streamlining community parking will benefit all the parties immensely eventually.
Tips to solve parking issues
Better Communication and Management
Parking in the wrong spot deliberately or unknowingly can cause problems shortly and one cannot blame the other resident for wanting their covered parking spot.
To avoid this hassle, a simple check with the security or the resident of that particular spot will help you determine if you can park in that spot or not.
If you are part of the management, then it is important to communicate your society’s parking rules to other residents and visitors. Paste those rules on the Notice Board. If you use ApnaComplex, digitally store these rules on the app using Document Repository and share them with residents. The rules can also be shared via the ApnaComplex ‘Notice Board’.
Using these smart tools, you can efficiently manage vehicle parking.
Fine wrongful and unauthorised parking
Imposing fines can be annoying to the one who pays but for the management, it can solve a lot of issues. Identify and fine residents who park their vehicles randomly and park in spots designated to other residents.
Monetary penalties can have a stronger impact than verbal or written censures. While eliminating the troubles of wrongful parking, this penalty will also bring additional income to the society that can be used for the welfare of the society and residents.
These penalties collected can be digitally recorded using the ApnaComplex Billing and Collection Module and invoices can be raised automatically too.
Hold the resident responsible
Ensure that all the parking rules of your society are communicated to the entire residents. When a guest or visitor parks in a random parking spot, they aren’t aware of the rules, and penalising them is unjust.
It is the responsibility of the resident that the visitor parks the vehicle in the right spot. If they fail to do so, it is only fair to penalise them. This will drive home the point that your society is quite serious about the parking laws.
Rent space for multiple vehicles
If you have space left in your society, rent it to residents for parking their additional vehicles or request them to park the additional vehicle outside the society. This will allow other residents to park their vehicles freely without any inconvenience.
A little planning, smarter management, and clear communication can help you manage parking issues better in your society. These efforts exerted in the present will pay off in the long run.
We hope the aforementioned tips help you manage parking in your society better. To know how we can help you with parking management and streamlining society operations, visit www.apnacomplex.com.