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4 Rights of Every Condo Dweller

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

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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.

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