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Everyone does it in their garage, but it is very often prohibited and it can be expensive.

“Everyone does it in their garage, but it’s very often forbidden and it can be expensive”

Few people know it, but storing things in your garage can be very expensive.

Whether we live in 150 or 35 square meters, we never find enough space in our house or apartment to store all the things which accumulate over the years. Bikes, scooters, beach toys and games, clothes, shoes, tools, cleaning products and even certain furniture that we hesitate to get rid of ; Separating up can take up a lot of space, especially if, like a certain number of French people, you are in the habit of putting off the day of the big housecleaning until tomorrow. But &agrav; Unless you live in a castle, there comes a time when you have to live in a castle. the storage limit is full and you need to think about changing it. act! Sort and give à loved ones or associations objects that are sometimes no longer used à nothing? Sell them on the internet to get some money back? Some people do it, others prefer They wanted to find another place to store their Ali Baba cave.

For those who own one, the cellar is ideal, but it too can quickly become too cramped. For others, it is logically the garage which serves as a shed. If it is first designed to accommodate a car or a motorcycle, it is in the garage that we are used to ;#39;store all the sometimes bulky objects that you don't really know where. tidy. Problem, storage in a garage is not allowed. everywhere ! It actually depends on the type of housing you live in.

Everyone does it in their garage, but it is very often prohibited and it can be expensive.

For a little more than one in two French people, ' namely those who live in a detached house, piling up belongings in your garage is completely authorized. It's different for others, those who live in buildings and who share a collective garage. Whether you are an owner or tenant, you should know that it is prohibited to store equipment in an underground garage located outside the building. below the houses. If you are in doubt, we advise you to take a look at the regulations of your co-ownership. on which will certainly be mentioned "use for parking only." Why this ban ? This responds to a stop dated of January 31, 1986 on the risks of fire in underground car parks.

Concretely, the insurance of the co-ownershipé discharges itself from any fire started by any object (liquid, tires, clothes…) other than those authorized for use park in the garage, à namely motorized vehicles. The owner or tenant will therefore be held responsible if part of the parking lot becomes damaged. burn à because of the objects he stores. Depending on the damage caused, the bill can quickly add up. Not to mention that since it's forbidden, all your belongings going up in smoke would not be covered by insurance.

If you didn't know, it might be time to clear out your parking space and reserve it only for parking your vehicle. hicule. And if it is really impossible for you to store everything, at home or in your cellar, know that there is still the solution of renting a box without a house above. There, as in the garage of a detached house, you can pile up everything you want without running the risk of experiencing a very unpleasant surprise.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116