1. If the car park spaces, being on separate leases, are registered with the Land Registry, is there in fact a legal requirement to actually mark them on the ground? Property boundaries are often unmarked despite being registered, so why car park spaces?
There is no legal requirement to do this.
2. Can the cost be recharged to the service charge, when the marking of spaces is the responsibility of the freeholder? In my view that is totally unfair because:
1. It is the freeholders responsibility and they should bear all costs, including of cancellation of works
2. Most leaseholders do not even have a car parking space so why should we be charged.
3. And for those that do have spaces and do move their cars, they cannot control whether all other do, so why should they be penalised if others do not move their vehicles?
I agree totally. It should be up to the freeholder to do this at his expense and indeed, if there were vehicles the freeholder should make those who left the cars there responsible for the costs
Otherwise those who dont have cars should be penalised.
But there is no legal requirement in terms of marking spaces
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?