Once upon a time the three Billy Goats Gruff bought a condominium.  When they moved in, the two bigger Goats Gruff sent their little brother down to park the goat cart, whereupon the Littlest Billy Goat Gruff discovered the Terrible Troll who had sold them the condo.

“Who goes there to trespass in my garage?” demanded the Troll.  “I’ll eat you up!”

“Oh please, Mr. Troll, do not do that,” said the Littlest Goat Gruff, “for I am only a little goat and would not make very much of a meal for you.  Please let me go, and I will send one of my bigger brothers to park the cart.”

So the Troll let him go, and soon enough the Middlest Goat Gruff came along to park the goat cart.

“Who goes there to trespass in my garage?” again demanded the Troll.  “I’ll eat you up!”

“Oh please, Mr. Troll, do not do that,” said the Middlest Goat Gruff, “for I am only a middle goat and would not make very much of a meal for you,  not compared to my bigger brother.  Please let me go and I will send him to park the cart.”

So the Troll let him go, and soon enough the Biggest Goat Gruff came along.

“Who goes there to trespass in my garage?” again demanded the Troll.  “I’ll eat you up!”

“Will you knock it off,” said the Biggest Billy Goat Gruff.  He was a very big Billy Goat indeed!

“This is my garage,” said the Troll.  “I sold you the condo unit and the storage unit, but not the garage, and I live here!”

“I have read the condo documents,” said the Biggest Billy Goat chewing his cud, “and they said that you can sell the garage, but once the unit is owned, then the garage becomes appurtenant to the unit.”

“What does that mean?” demanded the Troll.

“It means this!” said the Biggest Billy Goat, and with that the Biggest Billy Goat Gruff butted the Troll so hard that the Troll was never seen again in the complex, not even in the laundry room trying to sneak in a load of his dirty socks.

 

In condominiums, you really own the air space between the walls, but there are limited common elements to which you have exclusive rights to use, and some of the elements can be transferred.  However, within the condo docs there can be specifications that make a garage appurtenant to the condo unit, then if you sell the unit, the garage is part of it.