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Parking crunch a headache for condominiums

Residents bemoan lack of spaces for additional cars and visitors, while buyers get more savvy

Published on Jun 23, 2013 8:29 AM
Mandarin Gardens has some 1,500 parking spaces for its 1,000 residential units. But some newer condominiums have just enough or even fewer parking spaces for the number of residential units. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

Gone are the days when condominium owners could each park two or three cars in the estate, and not have to pay a cent for the privilege.

With newer condominiums in land-scarce Singapore cutting back on parking spaces - many now providing just one a unit - developments are getting strict with their car-owning residents.

But the issue of parking is a potential headache not just for up-and-coming condos but for older ones too.

Two weeks ago, some owners at Parc Oasis in Jurong East became upset over proposed measures to introduce monthly parking fees of $100 for a second car and $150 for subsequent vehicles.

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