Reading the hundreds of articles in the contract for the new flat, it turns out that apparently I've agreed not to request a resident's parking permit (except disabled permits). As there is no parking in the building, this means I cannot have a car. This is a major problem as it would greatly diminish my income, and I've already signed and given away my money. Grr. Have emailed the vendors but I suspect it is too late to back off this. Grr grr.