London parking row sees antiques dealer battle for squatters’ rights with millionaire neighbours

A parking row has flared in Bayswater after a father and son claimed squatters’ rights over mansion spaces.

Luciano Gulshan, a vintage luggage dealer, and his father Janil are locked in a legal fight with their neighbours near Lancaster Gate and Kensington Palace, central London, over three parking spaces and a security gate.

The father and son, who live in the gated Cerney Mews, claim the spaces are historically theirs, despite them being owned by a residents’ company which owns the multi-million block of 90 flats next door – called Maitland Court.

The dispute has spilled over into Central London County Court, which heard that the 800 sq ft area is in a private car park owned by Maitland Court Ltd and accessed by a key fob-controlled gate from Gloucester Terrace in the upmarket district of Bayswater.

Part of the Gulshans’ complaint is that the security gate, which they want removed by an injunction, has at times been broken and bricks have been used to prop it closed, meaning they cannot get in.

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