for the last twelve years I have been keeping both my bikes in the garage at my local pub. I have supped ale in this pub for almost seventeen years, since I first moved to Leeds.
The pub was recently sold to the the chairman of Bradford football club. He came down to the pub a couple of days ago, found out that I have my bikes & work shop in the garage and told the manager he wants me out, ASAP. He has even threatened to cut my locks off if I am not out soon.
I am shitting it, I have nowhere to keep my bikes and all my work shop stuff. My front door opens straight onto the street, my bikes wouldn't last five minuets out there.
Sorry to hear of your problems .. would the local press be worth contacting to see if the possibility of bad publicity would make this guy defer things ? Would Wylde's or any other local dealer know of anywhere you could temporarily store the bike and kit ? Alternatively do you have one of those local storage companies that could store your stuff ? When I moved from Widnes to near Brighton everything bar 1 bike went into Pickford's for a year until I bought a house.
This is a rotten situation, Andy. What is legal and what is ethical are two different subjects. On the mainland at least, when you pay rent you have rights. From what I know about the UK, it's the same there. The owner of the proporty can not kick you out without a proper notice period, which is dictated by law. The owner is not allowed to enter the proporty you rent, without your permission.
If you do not pay rent, but use the place in a friendly agreement, which is not documented on paper, it is a different story.
In most conflicts, lack of communication does not help solving it. Did you talk to him? Did you explain your side of the story and did you hear his? But whatever the details: If he wants you out you will eventually be out.