March 18, 2019

Parking and Storage Litigation Resolved in Favor of Condominium Association

The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a condominium association in an unpublished opinion concerning the ownership of parking spaces and storage areas.  An owner came to believe that certain parking spaces and storage areas were appurtenant to his units.  The trial court concluded on summary judgment that the owner did not have a valid legal claim to those parking spaces and storage areas, and it went on to sanction the owner and his attorneys for filing a frivolous and meritless lawsuit.  The appellate court affirmed those decisions, noting that the owner was not able to demonstrate that an assignment of the relevant parking spaces and storage areas had ever occurred.