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I rent a garage from a large Housing Association in London, and I have for many years.

The garage  is in a cul-de-sac with few others, and the entrance is through a small path between two houses.

I live in a different area and I use it for storage.

 

A few months ago  I found a pillar bar installed at the beginning of the path.

I contacted the landlord, thinking that they had installed the bar, to get a copy of the key. 

 

In fact, I tried unsuccessfully to contact the responsible area manager for nearly a month, with countless phone calls and messages left with the receptionist, but was never called back. 

 

In the meantime I found out that the bar wasn't installed by the landlord but by another garage renter, who then asked a hefty fee for a copy of the key from myself and apparently everybody else.  I was totally enraged by the request which bordered extortion, but in the end I had to fork out as the landlord never ever got back to me and I needed to access the storage.

 

The lock of the bar is now broken, and I am dreading having to pay again for a replacement in order to access the garage where my belongings are.

To challenge the individual is not an option.

 

He was very confrontational, and I don;t want to feel intimidated when accessing the garage.

How can I make the landlord take notice and remove the bar?

I feel the landlord is responsible for ensuring that the access is open, but my messages always stop with the receptionist. 

 

Thank you

 

Cris

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what rights of access do you have on your agreement with the landlord?

 

i suspect you shouldn't have to pay a thing.

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if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

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DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs - that's why they will never tell you they are not bailiffs and have absolutely zero legal powers on any debt.

 

 

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Is this a lock up in a block behind houses, and the path is just wide enough vor vehicles to access. ?  If the HA could be bothered they should be the initial contasct as per DX, its up to them to tolchock tne other renter if there is no permission to restrict access.

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As you are the renter of the garage, you have a direct right to sue the person who erected the bar in the tort of nuisance.

Very straightforward and you can do it as a small claim by suing for the return of your money and a small amount of damages - say £100.

 

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Get together with the other people affected and do it together.

 

Normally you would want an order from the court that he stops the nuisance.  This would be a more complicated procedure - but if you win your small claim action is is scarcely imaginable that he will continue.

 

Nuisance is the wrongful interference with the enjoyment of land and as long as you have a legitimate interest in the land then any interference with that could be a nuisance.

You are renter and he has interfered with your access to it

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The HA might be jointly liable with the other renter, if they have not done anything and allowed the interference to continue.  As BF indicates talk to others affected, and go after t him as a group, and involve the HA as they are also remiss permitting the interference.

 

Just an aside, wonder if the HA would like people to vacate and end their garage tenacy as they have other ideas for the land.  I know of HA's in wales that wanted top demolish and use the land for building living units as income barely sufficient to maintain the garages.

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