As the first in my large condo facility to buy an EV, I requested authorization from the HOA to install entirely at my expense a NEMA 14-50 outlet, including a meter to record usage, at my allocated garage parking space. This led to ten weeks of intricate negotiations. The HOA committee was uninformed and defensive, insisted upon detailed approval of all aspects of electrical installation, my commitment that the outlet would be used only to charge one EV and that HOA approve the “charging equipment” to be attached (despite my explanation that only an electric cable to link to the Tesla was involved), and demanded written indemnification against fire, explosions, injury to bystanders and more (although parking space owners would be responsible for causing such disasters in any case). I was obliged to find legal counsel (luckily a smart daughter-in-law!). Since my Model S was to be delivered in a few days and charging ability was essential, I signed a three-page contract with the HOA, who insisted upon their electrical contractor doing the work and charging me, thus eliminating competitive bids. By bad luck my parking space is 300 feet from the electric panel and the job cost $6,200 (in the absence of any plan to provide for charging the inevitable future numbers of EVs in the building). MORAL: if you are the pathfinder (guinea pig?) in your condo or cooperative allow plenty of time to obtain approval for a charging facility, and try hard to educate your HOA and persuade them to consult with other more experienced building managers—as well as Tesla experts—and to plan for the EV world that is coming.