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Can i put a storage unit on my condo balcony?

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Can i put a storage unit on my condo balcony?

Is anyone familiar with condo rules. Can i put a storage shed on the balcony?
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No, you will be asked to remove.
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Just depends on the condo rules. Some may allow it, many have very specific list of items than are allowed.

I suspect that even most moderate priced condos will not allow this.
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DaveVentura wrote: Is anyone familiar with condo rules. Can i put a storage shed on the balcony?
"Condo rules" are not the same for every condo. You need to check your own "condo rules" and see what's allowed. I suspect it's going to be a no.

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Not sure where OP is located.
Here in BC, this is governed by Strata Bylaws. Some strata allows, while others explicitly bans as mentioned above.

There could be workaround. If the storage is part of a bench or other outdoor furniture. This is usually not banned.
If you were looking at a larger or vertical storage unit, then likely no.
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nodealnobuy wrote: Not sure where OP is located.
Here in BC, this is governed by Strata Bylaws. Some strata allows, while others explicitly bans as mentioned above.

There could be workaround. If the storage is part of a bench or other outdoor furniture. This is usually not banned.
If you were looking at a larger or vertical storage unit, then likely no.
Moral of the story: buy a huge storage box that looks somewhat like outdoors furniture
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DaveVentura wrote: Is anyone familiar with condo rules. Can i put a storage shed on the balcony?
You must check with the management of your particular condo. It depends on that condo's by-laws.

PROTIP: As a former condo board guy, don't ask about a "storage shed". Just ask if you're permitted to put 'modern-style storage containers to store items such as ( xyz )' on your balcony. They will almost certainly say no to an actual shed, because it might be viewed as construction on, or modification of an exclusive-use common element.

Anything that actually attaches to or drills into the building is a big no-no. You'll have to remove it and pay for building repairs.

Don't think that you can hide items on your balcony. They will check when they're doing heating maintenance, fire alarm inspection, etc.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

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