Agent letting out parking space without approval

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    Agent letting out parking space without approval

    Hello

    Just looking for some advise here (sorry if its the wrong forum) and where I stand and what to do. My apartment has been managed by an agent for over 4 years, no issues at all, always rented out and always paid me. Recently the current tenant wants to move out and just by off chance I decided to look at the advert online. No mention of the secure parking space which is included with the apartment. The parking itself is walking distance (100m) to the nearest station and in the town centre, so pretty useful. I decided to contact the agent (from a friends email account) and ask if the parking space is included with the apartment they are advertising. Straight away, they replied "No". I replied again asking them to confirm/double check this, but also are there any parking spaces to rent. Response from the agent again, "No, sorry no spaces available to rent at the moment"

    So, this pretty much makes me think that the agent has been either using my space or renting it out on the quiet for the last 4 years.

    Question is, what to do and how to approach this. I feel rather cheated here. Plus, i could have lost out on money (easy £120 pcm)

    #2
    You need to get evidence, because there are many scenarios. May be the agent is using it for himself or loaned it out to a friend for free.

    Have a quick look if the parking space is being advertised for rent. Get a photo of your parking space in use. Get a photo of who is using it (if you can). Is it in use during the day or at night-time. Do this over several days. If they are renting out your parking space for money, then it is a very serious issue. How do you know the repair cost is n't being inflated?

    It could be a mistake by the agent.....

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      #3
      If your lease says you have one secure parking place, the agent cannot deny your tenant that parking space, as it comes with the flat.
      Was the outgoing tenant using your allocated parking space ?

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        #4
        Ask agent for copy of last tenancy agreement: If the parking space was not specifically excluded he's committing fraud..

        Suggest agent's complaints procedure then the letting agent redress scheme...

        This could be fun...
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Earlier/last T could have rented the parking space to offset the rent?
          Is this in London/Home Counties/a major City?
          Just note the VRN of any vehicle parked in the spc eand apply to DVLC for Keeper's address or report to Police as potential as potential fraud/theft.
          Could just be a chancer.

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            #6
            As a general principle an agent isn't allowed to profit from their principles assets without the consent of the principle.
            So any income (or saving) generated by the parking space would be the landlord's.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              There is a website called 'Just Park' which rents out parking spaces as you describe - check if your is on on it.



              Freedom at the point of zero............

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                #8
                I am concerned with jpk's misuse of the words Principal and principle which have different meanings in the English language/OED.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mariner View Post
                  I am concerned with jpk's misuse of the words Principal and principle which have different meanings in the English language/OED.
                  I can only apologise - I misspelled it and it was autocorrected (wrongly).

                  An agent has to have a principal and may not have any principles.
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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