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    Should I get a break in my rent?

    This is another one of those, "Let me know what you think is right" threads.
    So, Bullet and I rent an upper flat, super cheap, nice enough place. Our driveway is a cement slab, no garage, not even a car port. Next door is a big empty lot. We just found out that lot has been sold and our driveway is on that property. So, we will be losing it, and will have to park on the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. The bikes, have no idea what we are going to do with them. If you were in this situation, would you demand a cut in your rent, since you're now out a place to park your car?
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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    Is the driveway in your lease?

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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    Excellent question....should have thought of that first. Going to check.
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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    Did your landlord own the lot with the driveway that was sold? If not, then you were using the driveway gratis all the time you have been renting and I wouldn't think that you would be entitled to a reduction in your rent.

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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    Lease in hand, and yes, the driveway is in my lease, and the landlord owned that lot, with my driveway on it.
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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    The City may be interested in this. It is possible that the building you are in was permitted with the stipulation or understanding that it had adequate parking. Selling the property next door could be something they agreed not to do at some point, so they would be allowed to build.
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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    IF you wanted to, this is a lease-breaker. perhaps even a civil action against the owner.

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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

    If it's in your lease and he takes it away, it violates your lease. Unless it states in the lease that the driveway can be taken away or that the landlord can change the lease agreement at any time. Make sure to read the fine print! If there's no loophole, take it to him/her. Maybe you can get some sort of pole barn put up at their expense to house the bikes.

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    Re: Should I get a break in my rent?

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    I wondered if that was the case, LC. I don't want to move, and I don't want to take my landlords to court, they are a super nice couple, but I don't think a rent cut is too extreme a request.
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