Most older condos offer a locker for each residential unit. In most cases, the locker is on the unit's title and the unit owner has to pay monthly common expenses for the locker. In other condos, the locker is a common element that is for the unit's exclusive use.

It is now common for developers to sell lockers and the owners can decline to buy one and if do, then can later sell their locker to a different owner.

In all cases, be careful what you store in your locker. Water damage is another issue and if the lockers are in the basement or in the underground parking levels, dampness and mould can be present.

Security should be a concern as theft can be a big problem. (See below.)

Condo owner outraged after managers fail to inform him of break-ins

CTV Calgary Staff
19 March 2015

A Calgary man who has been living overseas is furious with the actions of a local condominium building management company after his storage locker was targeted by thieves on two separate occasions.

James Cowling says he placed a number of his belongings in the locker in the condo building in the southwest community of Sprucecliff where his late mother had resided.

In November, while Cowling was out of the country, thieves gained access to locker and stole a number of his possessions and items belonging to his mother. Simco Management did not inform Cowling of the break-in and failed to replace the lock on the locker. The very next month, the locker was pillaged for a second time.

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