What to do if 6 months ago we purchased a utility trailer but now we are told by management that we can’t park it on the property?

We are renting and it states in the lease that boats, trailers, commercial vehicles, etc. can not be parked in the community with out permission from the landlord. So we asked them if we could park our trailer in the parking lot and they told us that we could since every unity is allowed 2 parking spots and we only owned one car so we could use our other parking spot for the trailer. Well 6 months down the road and after they fired and hired new property management, they sent me a letter one day and told me that I was in violation of my lease by parking my trailer in the parking lot and that if I did not move it, they were going to tow it at my expense.

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The best way to resolve the dispute that you now have with the property manager of the place where you rent is to have face to face meeting with him or her explaining that permission had been given for the trailer to be where it is by the prior property manager and in reliance of the permission such was purchased. Send a confirming letter or e mail memorializing the conversation.


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