Real Estate

4 Rights of Every Condo Dweller

You can voice out your concerns and suggest how services can be improved

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

As a condo owner and resident, there are exclusive benefits that you can actually enjoy such as: top-of-the-line amenities, round the clock security, and other services. Your rights don't end there as you also have the power to help improve the system and services provided within the building!

Interior designer and licensed broker Rochelle Granali gives a few insights on the benefits that you can maximize as a condo resident:

Right to voice out your concerns

Do you have suggestions on how the building admin can improve security and other services? How about improving common areas within the property? You can voice out your suggestions and other concerns by scheduling a meeting with the admin or better yet, by attending meetings where the other residents are also present. This can lead to a dialogue which then results to a majority decision.

Right to privacy

“Condo dwellers have the right to privacy. If your condo unit is located in an area where a lot of people pass by, always keep the doors closed. This is also for security purposes and to confine all private matters inside your unit,” explains Rochelle. 

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Right to know the breakdown of your admin fees

Since you are set to pay monthly bills and dues, it's your right to ask for a breakdown of fees so you can check and track your expenses. You can ask for a copy from the cashier (if you have one) or you may coordinate this with your building admin. It's important that you know what you're paying for, plus, you can also check if there are extra fees being charged to you.

Right to own pets

Although this depends on the rules of your developer and administration, you can actually have pets at home—as long as you take responsibility and care for them properly. If you are bringing them outside or to any common area, you need to make sure that it will be kept clean and orderly. Be ready for anything by having a waste bag and scooper with you.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

More on

4 Designer Tips for Your First Condo Home

4 Ways to Maximize a Condo Unit

Should You Buy a Bare or Fully Furnished Condo Unit?


Latest Stories

6 Ways To Increase Storage At Home

From custom-designed pieces to minimalist shelves, explore clever ideas to amp up your storage potential

Here's How To Keep Your Clothes Wrinkle-Free When Traveling

Get perfect OOTD's with this handy (and travel-friendly) gadget!

Neutral Colors Make This 50sqm Condo Unit Extra Homey

Taking inspiration from an accent wall, interior designers Honey Mutia Cervantes and Rosa Manduriao were able to achieve a modern yet comfy look for a one-bedroom vacation home in the city

5 Plants That Can Repel Mosquitoes

Keep your home safe and these pesky pests away with these natural solutions

This One Home Appliance Can Cause A Fire

Hint: Did you straighten your hair this morning?

Would You Live Inside This 9sqm Water Pipe?

This modern designer studio unit (inside a water pipe!) in Hong Kong may be the home of the future

Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray Is An Awesome Artist

We discovered the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe winner has some mad painting skills!

8 Properties That Will Make You Want to Move to Pampanga ASAP

When it comes to investing in real estate, Pampanga is the place to be right now

Team Kramer Gives A Tour of Their New Home

The house will have an elevator, an infinity pool, and a classroom for the kids

17 Important Loan Terms That You Should Know

Buying a house? Here’s an A-to-T glossary of financial terms that won’t leave you in the dark.

A Loft-Type Bachelor Pad Found Inside a Family Home

The owner worked with interior designer Erika Uichanco to transform an ordinary bedroom into a remarkable, condo-like personal space

This Hostel in Makati Has Calming Bedrooms Perfect for Staycations

The bonus? You get design ideas for the different rooms in your house, too!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!