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I rent an apartment in Miami Florida and have the following question/comment.

When I return home from work at about 12:30 am, the parking lot is always full. NOT ONE space available! Those of us that come in late (10-15)cars, park off the property on a thin grass strip, this causes our cars to be inches from the street traffic and the front of our cars to overlap the side walk at times. Many of us have received tickets from the police dept for 'parking over a sidewalk etc.
The complex simply doesn't have enough spaces! Those of us who park off property, have inadequate or no lighting.
I feel that for $660.00 per month in rent, I should have a parking space avaialable.
I gave the ticket to the ofice and said "there's a parking problem every night" The office assistant said "The manager is aware that many people are complaining" The management doesn't call or send memos etc...

What rights do I have if any? I want to give my 30 day notice and request full deposit back. The lease still has 5 months remaining.

[Edited by JETMAN on 05-06-2001 at 05:28 PM]


mary hartman


YOU were NOT guarenteed a parking space in your lease, so its up to you to find one on your own.

MAYBE IF you can prove that outside people are parking on your premisis, then you may be able to break the lease, but how do you prove that?

YOU cannot break your lease without penalty, is there a penalty for breaking your lease? then you have to pay it!

YOU are obligated to pay rent for the entire lease, UNLESS you find a suitable tenant and they sign a lease, then MAYBE you might get your full deposit back.

NEXT TIME you wil make sure of the parking situation BEFORE you sign a lease.

This will be a very expensive lesson in life skills.

[Edited by mary hartman on 05-06-2001 at 05:54 PM]


Mary contrary

Hope some other users respond! the last reply is sooo.... shallow.

mary hartman

Eh shallow.....

But unfortunately the truth....

Unless you can prove that outsiders are taking up your spaces and the management will do nothing about,

You are not entitled to a parking space even if your rent was $1500 a month, unless it was in your lease.

I pay $950 here in Queens NY, and park on the street. When my landlord goes to his other home I park in the driveway, in his space. I made sure there was parking around where i live BEFORE i signed the lease.

Because I am also a DJ, and coming in at 1, 2, 3 am on weekends where am i gonna park? this is a residential neighborhod and does not have any parking garages like being in Manhattan, which were open 24 hours to park the car if there was no street parking!

you did not do your homework before renting this place.

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