I’m hoping you could give me some advice regarding a situation that is beginning to unfold. I have been renting a flat for 12.5 years. The condition of the property is fine and my relationship with the landlord has always been amicable. They have recently developed the land behind the property for a further two flats, this area has always been used for parking which I have always used. Since the development, the parking has been drastically reduced but I have managed to use whats available whilst the development has been ongoing. There is some parking at the front but I have always favoured parking at the rear for security reasons, particularly because I drive a van with thousand of pounds worth of tool in the back. Also parking is over subscribed and I prefer to park out of the way leaving other tenants to use the parking at the front or on the road. I’ve now been told by my landlord that I can’t park at the rear as they have put the flats on the market and believe the presence of the van might put off potential tenants. Also they have stated that all the available parking at the rear is for the new tenants only. Subsequently, I’ve started parking at the front but anticipate that there will be times I’m unable to do this because my neighbours will be home first. I am very reluctant to park on the road because of the valuable content of the van.
Can you tell me if I have any rights?
Or if they have any rights to tell me where to park?
If I am forced to park at the rear to avoid parking on the road, will they be in a position to threaten eviction?