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I am very sorry to read of the above and I imagine what a difficult position it must be. I will certainly try to clarify your options.
I'm following up on the above. Without some further information from you as above, I am limited in what I can say on the matter but in the hope it is helpful nonetheless, I will provide you with the following broad answer. If you are able to kindly provide me with the above further information or if you have any further questions generally, I will be delighted to expand on the following - please just reply back to me in this case:
Notwithstanding the above, in general terms if the two premises are held under entirely separate tenancy agreements, then one is not linked to the other unless either of the agreements contains an offsetting clause which allows the council to apply rent monies or licence fee monies received under one agreement to debts held under another. If such a clause is present in your garage licence agreement, then it would authorise the council to take monies you have paid in relation to that and apply them to debts you have accrued in relation to your main property and of the back of this, use this as a pretext to repossess the garage on the grounds that you are then in arrears in respect of the garage licence agreement.
In the absence of such an offsetting clause however, the actions of the council may be unlawful unless they are in accordance with the termination provisions of the garage licence agreement which usually require significantly less formality than ending a residential tenancy
I hope the above is of some assistance but if you have any further questions, please revert to me
thank you. The rights of the council to repossess your garage will depend principally on the terms of your licence agreement in relation to the garage and as regards ***** ***** council have a right to unilaterally determine (end) the agreement without cause. If you have a copy of the agreement available, I would be happy to comment upon it