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I am renting upper section (2fl) of a two family house in

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I am renting upper section (2fl) of a two family house in Brooklyn NYC .
There are two parking spaces in back side of the house (backside access small road).
Am I entitled to at least one parking space or not legally. Nothing is mentioned in lease and now living with month to month lease. I am also occupying the basement as well whose only enterence thru parking space/backyard.
Landlord is not allowing me to park in those space as he sometimes rent the parking spaces to third parties on daily/weekly/monthly basis.
So what is my right of parking in backyard space.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I’m a licensed NY attorney with 36 years’ experience. I specialize in family law and appeals, and I have many years’ experience with landlord-tenant issues, employment and contract law. I also have written hundreds of legal articles. I look forward to helping you today.

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This is a tough situation but I have to be honest with you because you deserve an honest answer. If there is no mention of the parking in the lease, then there is no parking that comes with renting the house. You will have to discuss this with the landlord to see if you can rent the space. Perhaps since you live there the landlord will consider adding that to the lease but that is going to be at an extra cost. The lease controls everything, and if it's not in the lease, it doesn't exist -- so there is no right to park unless he changes the lease for you.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 year ago.

If you have any more questions let me know but unfortunately the lease is going to control. If there is nothing in the lease about it, then parking does not come with the house. You may want to speak with the landlord about adding that to your lease.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 1 year ago.

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