By Darlys Walker 

Published July 10, 2013


In today's climate, with criminal activity on the rise, many Associations look for ways to deter crime. A common practice is to attract law enforcement officers with "take home vehicles" to serve as "Property Monitors" or "Courtesy Officers" and live on site. This allows for their marked patrol cars or trucks to be parked on the community with the hope that it will be a visual deterrent for anyone planning to perpetrate criminal activity. The question is, does this violate bylaws that restrict commercial vehicles from the community?


Believe it or not, our firm recently dealt with such an issue. When several Homeowners were fined for parking their commercial vehicles on a property they banned together and filed a complaint against the Board for allowing a police vehicle to be parked in the community.  They claimed they were being discriminated against and that the marked police vehicle, which also happened to be a Ford 4150, violated both the prohibition of trucks and commercial vehicles. 


After holding a very volatile Homeowners meeting the Board held a vote and is currently attempting to modify their documents specifying law enforcement vehicles are exempt. The Board continues to take an aggressive approach to the enforcement of parking restriction and is continuing to allow the patrol vehicle to park on property. The disgruntled Homeowners are threatening legal action and have said they will not allow an amendment to the docs for this to pass. Are they being unreasonable? Do you think a marked patrol car is a crime deterrent? Do you think the patrol car is a commercial vehicle? Would you vote for or against amending the docs? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Darlys Walker

Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  


   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.


   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  


   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  


   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.


   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

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