Limited Use Common Area

A common term in some condominium by-laws that refers to areas such as balconies and decks that are intended for the private use of a single unit owner but maintained by the Home Owners Association (HOA).

In many cases such area designations make a lot of sense, e.g. wood deck and balcony defects can result in wood damage to the structure of the building. The maintenance of such areas is thus critical to the integrity of the entire structure.

See also: Condominiums