Parking row at city flats

Pinnacle flats residents, Ings Road, have been told that they will no longer have a parking space. 'w323a229
Pinnacle flats residents, Ings Road, have been told that they will no longer have a parking space. 'w323a229
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FAMILIES living in a city centre apartment block fear they could lose the parking spaces that some have paid more than £1,000 for.

This week letters were sent to some residents at The Pinnacle, on Ings Road, saying that from August 1 only some flats would have an allocated parking space.

But other people who are set to lose the spaces they claim to have paid for were not informed.

Paul Knight bought his apartment at The Pinnacle six years ago.

He paid an extra £1,200 for his parking space as well as an annual fee.

Mr Knight, 39, said: “Fourteen of the flats which had parking spaces before, as of August 1, are not going to have a bay.

“According to letters I have seen I won’t have a parking space - which I pay for - and flats which didn’t have parking before now seem to have it.”

Mariam and Aky Ramzan have lived there for more than four years and pay more than £100 a month for two spaces.

Mrs Ramzan, 38, said: “When we moved here it was un-allocated parking, anybody could park where they wanted. I’m a social worker so I need a car for my job. If I can’t park then what am I supposed to do?”

Avoca Estate Management has been appointed by the landlord of The Pinnacle to look after the site.

A spokesman said that some parking spaces that were sold or rented with flats were never built by the original developer.

He added: “I would strongly advise that anyone in this position should refer this matter to whoever acted for them when they acquired their property. They may have a claim against either the original developer or their conveyancer.”