Balconies and Patios

Balconies and patios are “limited common elements”. “Limited common elements” are structurally part of the common building, but are used by only an individual unit owner. It is your responsibility to maintain them in a neat and clean condition. You may not store indoor furniture, bicycles, or other inappropriate items on balconies. Outdoor furnishings such as patio tables and chairs are permitted. Flowers, plants, and planter boxes may be hung on the inside of the railings. Decorative flags may be only be attached to poles and not attached in any other way.  Seasonal decorations are allowed, provided that they are removed no later than one week after the specific holiday is over.

No exterior modification may be made without prior authorization from the Board of Directors. This includes storm doors, storm or regular windows, bird feeders, exterior lights, etc. No carpets are to be installed on the decking of the balconies, terraces, or patios. No charcoal grill or stove may be used on balconies, terraces, or patios (see the section below on barbecue grills).

Keys

The Bylaws require that each owner supply the Association with a working set of keys for emergency access and to perform other necessary duties. The keys are not a lock-out service, however, if you have provided the office with a key, the on-site manager can give you access to your unit during office hours. If your front and rear doors are keyed differently, you may want to provide both keys to the office in case an emergency blocks one door.

Mailbox keys are solely the responsibility of the Unit Owner. Neither the Association nor the Postal Service has a key for your individual mailbox. If your key is lost, the safest recourse is to replace the mailbox lock using the services of a locksmith.