Basically, I am wondering if a builder is required to leave a sort of "buffer zone" between a car and an automatic gate for safety reasons. I live in a building where my car is less than a foot away from the track on which an automatic gate slides open and closed. Not long ago, my car door was hit by the gate when another resident was opening the gate. I had just gotten in the car so luckily I wasn't injured. Is there any violation with the parking spot that would make the landlord liable?
A precise answer would require more information including at least a picture of the parking space and gate. Generally, if your car was properly parked and the gate caused damage, the landlord is likely responsible. Ask the landlord to pay for repairs. Do it in writing so you have a record. You can also ask for the insurance info and submit a claim to the insurance company.
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