Landfield Drive Parking Rules

In order to provide all landfield Drive properties with fair and equal access to the communal parking facilities it has been decided to implement a set of rules regarding parking on the estate. 

The following rules for acceptable use of communal parking have now been unanimously approved by a majority of Landfield Drive property owners. These rules have been in effect as of September 2018.

  • Rule 1. Each Landfield Drive property owns an equal 1/27th share of the 9 Communal Parking facilities.
  • Rule 2. Individual property owners do not have legal claim to sole use of any communal parking space.
  • Rule 3. Residents are not allowed to prevent the other residents from having access to the communal parking.
  • Rule 4. Offering the use of the communal parking as part of a rental unit lease agreement is not permitted.
  • Rule 5. Offering full time use of, or renting of Landfield Drive parking spaces to non residents is not permitted.
  • Rule 6. Long term storage of unused vehicles in the communal parking bays is not permitted. 
  • Rule 7. The maximum permitted stay in any one parking space is now limited to 48 hours.
  • Rule 8. Large commercial vehicles are not permitted to park on the estate.
  • Rule 9. Out of boundary parking is not permitted.
  • Rule 10. Allowing your visitors to park their vehicles on neighbours properties is not permitted.
  • Rule 11. A monetary value of £300 per month has been set for each of the nine communal parking space.
  • Rule 12. Each property will now only be granted two parking permits. Additional permits must be applied for and will only be granted with the approval of the other 26 properties owners.

NEW LANDFIELD DRIVE PARKING RULES EXPLAINED

Rule 1.  Each Landfield Drive property owns an equal 1/27th share of the 9 Communal Parking facilities.

The other 26 properties co own the communal parking facilities and have equal rights to their use.

Rule 2. Individual property owners do not have legal claim to sole use of any communal parking space.

The communal parking is jointly owned by all 27 properties and individual property owners can not claim sole ownership of these parking spaces, nor do they have the right to sole occupancy of any individual communal parking space.

Rule 3. Residents are not allowed to prevent the other residents from having access to the communal parking.

Individual property owners may not prevent the other 26 property owners from having access to the communal parking spaces. Storage of unused vehicles for lengthy periods, and the renting of communal parking to tenants of rental units are prime examples of this practice and are not permitted.

Rule 4. Offering the use of the communal parking as part of a rental unit lease agreement is not permitted.

Your property is entitled to 1/27 share of the communal parking. Landlords of Landfield Drive rental units are entitled to offer their tenants use of the one/two parking spaces directly outside of their property, if they wish to offer additional parking to their tenants in the communal parking bays they must to seek permission to do so from the other 26 Landfield Drive co-owners of those communal parking bays.

Rule 5. Offering full time / short term use of Landfield Drive parking spaces to non residents is not permitted.

Individual Landfield Drive property owners and Landfield Drive tenants do not have the right to offer the use of the communal parking to non resident friends or family members for any other purpose other than visiting. Offering use of our parking facilities to non residents to use while going to work, going on holiday or for any other purpose other than short term visiting is not permitted.

Rule 6. Long term storage of unused vehicles in the communal parking bays is not permitted. 

There have been ongoing issues with residents storing unused or broken down cars in the communal parking bays. Owner occupiers, rental unit tenants and their landlords have all participated in this practice.

All property owners are reminded that they only own a 1/27th share of the communal parking and do not have the right prevent the other 26 co-owners from having permanent access to these communal parking spaces.

In order to put a stop to this practice, the committee voted unanimously to ban long term parking in the communal parking bays and have set a maximum stay limit of 48 hours in any particular parking space.

Owners of any vehicles that are seen to be abusing this rule will be written to and given a 7 day removal notice. If they refuse to move the vehicle the LDRA reserve the right to have that vehicle removed and dumped. All costs involved in the DVS owner details request for the legally required removal notice (£100), and the removal and dumping of the vehicle (est £600) will be at that vehicle owners expense. New signage to clearly state this has been approved by the committee. Owners of vehicles that are presently breaking this rule are asked to remove and store their vehicles elsewhere.

Rule 7. Long term parking and storage of unused vehicles in the communal parking bays is no longer permitted.

In order to prevent long term storage of vehciles in the communal parking bays vehicles are now only permitted to park in any one parking bay space for a maximum of 48 hours.

Rule 8. The keeping of large commercial work vehicles on the estate is not permitted (Transit size and larger).

There is a legally binding caveat within the deeds of every Landfield Drive property stating that large commercial vehicles can not be parked on Landfield Drive. Landlords of rental units are obliged to advise their tenants of this ruling and will be held accountable to ensure their tenants do not keep these large vehicles on the estate from now on.

Rule 9. Out of Boundary Parking is not permitted.

There are only nine communal parking spaces available spaces on the estate. Clear access around the Landfield Drive roadway must be available at all times. Parking out of boundaries is no longer permitted as it restricts access to other vehicles. On a daily basis tenants of rental properties are parking on the corner outside No 1 restricting access around that corner for larger vehicles. The refuse lorry and other large vehicles have on multiple occasions been unable to access the corner outside No 1 Landfield Drive and have been required to reverse all the way to the entrance to leave the estate. Despite being asked on numerous occasions not to there, tenants continue to do so. Landlords of rental must ensure that their tenants park within the available parking spaces.

Rule 10. Allowing your visitors to park on neighbours properties is not permitted.

There hare regular complaints about tenants of rental properties allowing their visitors to regularly park on or outside neighbouring properties. The committee voted for an outright ban of this practice and Landlords of rental properties must advise their tenants to act accordingly. If there are no parking spaces available in the communal parking bays, tenants of rental properties must ask their visitors use nearby off-site parking.

Rule 11. The value of the Landfield Drive Communal Parking spaces set at £300 per month

The value of the Landfield Drive communal parking spaces were discussed. These parking spaces are a jointly owned and extremely valuable asset to each Landfield Drive property. The committee felt it is necessary to set a financial value on the jointly owned parking should we be required to make a claim for compensation or charge residents who monopolise a parking space by storing an unused vehicle in it and it was agreed to set a value of £300 per parking space per month.

Individual residents who choose to store broken down or unused vehicles in the communal parking bays, preventing other residents from having access to these parking facilities, will from now on be required to compensate the other property owners for loss of use of that parking space by paying £300 per month for the use of that parking space.

If you are presently storing an unused vehicle in the communal bays, as of today, you will be doing so in the knowledge that your will be required to compensate the other 26 property owners by paying £300 per month for use of that parking space.

Rule 12. Parking Permits – A maximum of two per permits issued per property

The parking permit scheme has highlighted that during the past two years, four Landfield Drive rental units have at times registered up to 15 vehicles between them with all of these vehicles being kept on the estate, monopolising the nine available communal parking spaces. The committee felt that it was unacceptable that such a small number of rental units are effectively preventing the other 23 properties from having fair and equal access to the jointly owned parking facilities.

Landlords of rental properties are reminded that they only own a 1/27th share of the communal parking and do not have the right to offer the other 26 co-owners share of these communal parking facilities to their tenants.

The committee have decided that in order to allow all Landfield Drive properties fair and equal access to the communal parking facilities, from now on each property will be issued with the same quantity of parking permits. Each Landfield Drive property will automatically be entitled to two parking permits. Any property owner that feels they legitimately require additional parking permits for their property will from now on need to petition committee, who will seek approval from the other 26 property owners. Terms and conditions apply to the use of the parking permits.

There are two properties on Landfield Drive which both have space to park three vehicles directly on their own site and will be proved with additional permits if required.

A short term visitor parking permit will also be issued to each property.

Landlords of rental properties must advise their tenants that if they wish to keep additional vehicles on the estate, using the communal parking bays to do so, they will be required to compensate the other properties on the estate by paying the £300 per month parking fee (see rule 10) for each additional communal parking space they require.

Every Landfield Drive property is required to apply for their parking permits. Please use the application form on the Landfield Drive website to apply for your parking permits.

It would be appreciated if Landlords of Landfield Drive rental properties included these parking rules and regulations in their tenancy agreements from now on.