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 is provided with two parking permits. This ensure fair and equal use for all Landfield Drive Properties.
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 access these facilities.
Rule 2. Individual property owners do not have legal claim to sole use of any communal parking space.
Individual Landfield Drive properties do not have exclusive 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 Landfield Drive property owners may not prevent the other 26 property owners from having access to communal parking spaces. Storage of unused vehicles for excessive periods and the renting of communal parking to tenants of rental units are not permitted.
Rule 4. Offering the use of the communal parking as part of a rental unit lease agreement is not permitted.
Landlords of rental units are in a financial arrangement with their tenants for their property and the one or two parking spaces on, or directly outside that property. They do not have exclusive ownership of the communal parking bays on the estate and should not be including its use as additional full time parking for their rental unit in exchange for financial gain through rental income, or without gaining permission to do so from the other co-owners
Rule 5. Offering full time / short term use of Landfield Drive parking spaces to non residents is not permitted.
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.
This practice prevents the other 26 co-owners having access to property they own and have right of access to and is not permitted.
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 vehicles in the communal parking bays property owners voted to limit parking in any one communal parking bay space for a maximum of 48 hours. Legal action will be taken by the other 26 property owners against anyone deliberately storing vehicles in the communal bay and preventing them from having access to them and a financial claim for loss of use will be made against the owners of vehicles that do so. See Rule 11 for compensation that will be required.
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 not permitted as it restricts access to other vehicles.
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.
Rule 11. The value of the Landfield Drive Communal Parking spaces set at £300 per month
Due to the ongoing issue of individual deliberately preventing other co-owners having access to communal parking spaces all property owners attending the committee meeting held in 2019 felt it is necessary to set a financial value on these jointly owned parking spaces. in order to set the required amount we would claim as financial compensation for loss of use and access to these parking spaces. A value of £300 per parking space per month was agreed.
Rule 12. Parking Permits Limits
The parking permit scheme highlighted that relative small number of Landfield Drive rental units have for many years been keeping excessive numbers of vehicles on the estate. The permit scheme showed that between 2019 and 2021 four rental units had 14 vehicles between them 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 properties from having fair and equal access to these jointly owned parking facilities and for that reason only two parking permits will be provided to rental unit properties.
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.