Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Business next to mine is using my parking area and making it where I can't get in or out. What do I do to stop it

He has fenced off his parking area and is storing vehicles. Now he has a easement to get in the gate. I don't mind that and I gave him the far parking spot. He originally used it as overflow from his towing bus but now is trying to run it as his main shop. It doesn't meet any of as rare requirements and I've contacted them but have done nothing. The problem now is he has no parking so he his customers take up my parking. I can't get into mine and when I do I get blocked in . I have a use of property agreement stating our areas of use but has ignoring it and making it where I can't conduct business and waiting a lot of my time. I just posted it with tow away signs. And guess I'll have them towed. What else can I do

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Jonathan A. Klurfeld

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  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: But he also cannot control where the public parks. If the public chooses to park in your lot to get to his business, that is on them and not the business owner. That would be like parking at Publix is full so you park next door at the drug store; the drug store can't hold Publix legally responsible where you (the public) parked when there were no open spots though. You can post your tow sign up and then tow the cars at your expense as you state.

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