Many HCM City apartments embroiled in parking space disputes

November 11, 2019 - 11:48
A group of tenants at Phúc Yên Tenement in HCM City’s Tân Bình District have questioned the HCM City Construction Department about the permission to turn the more than 1,400sq.m parking space at the 1st basement of the Phúc Yên Tenement from the collective into private ownership of Phúc Yên Real Estate and Investment JSC - the tenement’s developer.
The parking space at the basement of Phúc Yên Tenement in HCM City's Tân Bình District. — VNS Photo Đình Sơn.

HCM CITY — Many tenants at Phúc Yên Apartments in HCM City’s Tân Bình District have questioned the Department of Construction’s action in turning over the more than 1,400sq.m basement parking lot to Phúc Yên Real Estate and Investment JSC, the tenement’s developer.

Hồng, one of them, said since the apartments were handed over nine years ago, the city Department of Construction has promulgated several decisions to hand over ownership of areas in it to its developer without seeking tenants’ opinions.

In October 2017, it granted ownership of the 1,417.7sq.m tenants’ parking space to the developer, who has fenced it off and increased parking rates, she said.

The fence also affects fire safety in the entire building, she added.

A similar situation obtains at The Everich Infiniti Apartments in District 5 with the developer, Phát Đạt Real Estate Development Corporation, announced it plans to sell 155 parking spots of around 10sq.m each for VNĐ500 million each.

Shortly afterwards, the tenants protested saying the parking lot in the basement is collectively owned by all the tenants.

Tenants in blocks A10 and A11 of Ehome 3 in Bình Tân District have been persistently asking the developer for parking space since they now have to park their vehicles elsewhere.

In the past, basement parking lots in apartments were collectively owned by all the tenants, but later the regulations were amended and ownership of the parking space depended on each project and conditions of sale.

Hoàng Thu, director of a law firm, said these “unclear” regulations are to blame for the recent disputes relating to the ownership of parking spaces in many apartments. — VNS.