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Are you assigned a bay as part of the agreement please?
No, it looks like quite an informal arrangement. There are blocks of flats within ground -not gated- with a number of blocks in. The one I am in is, I think, mainly for students at Cambridge living there fairly short term. The block I am in, called 'Mayflower House', has parking bays outside. Signs simply indicate parking areas for each block , so 'Parking for Mayflower House' etc.
Ok - the good news is they can not remove your bike
This is because only the Council has power to clamp and remove vehciles
Private firms which is this have NO authority to do this.
This changed under the Protection From Freedoms Act 2013
So they can't clamp or remove
If so it would be criminal damage and theft
The worst they can do is seek an injunction to stop yuo
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
On what grounds can they seek an injunction to stop me parking my bike securely in a car park for a property of which I am a resident? The area for motorcycles is not in anyway marked as a specific area for motorbikes -it is simply one parking bay that already has two (unused bikes in it)?
I dont see how they have grounds, but that does not stop them trying to apply.
I agree, they have no case and no lawful authority to ask you to stop
Does that help?
Assuming the worst then, because they seem like petty bullies used to ordering vulnerable foreign students around- who would do they apply to? How long does it take? If I'm served with an injunction what are my immediate options?
The County Court.
You would get an opportunity to defend it.
Could I lose and incur costs?
Bugger. On what grounds could they have a case? How is it defensible?
I havent seen all the papers so I can not advise on the merits.
But based on what you have said, I do not think they have a case.
If they served an injunction and I just back down at that point could I make a point but avoid costs?
They are still entitled to ask for costs as they have technically won
What sort of costs?
It really depends, it could be £1000 or so
£5000 for a contested hearing
Can I clarify anything else for you?
I think I just move house. Thanks.
They can't force you into it
Is there anything else I can help with today please?