Locked out of DH's garage

(588 Posts)

Am silently fuming as DH has converted our garage into his 'studio' and refuses to give me a key. It has been about a year now and I didn't think much of it first, we agreed it was his place to work, is filled with his things and I had no desire to go in there.
However it has been dawning on me that I don't like being locked out of part of my house. There have been occasions when I wanted to access things (like blank DVDs or paint brushes) and couldn't get them.

I do go in there with him but I have asked for a key, several times over the last few months and he says I don't need one, it is just his stuff, he doesn't want me in there going through things etc.

If he had just given me one first I would have no interest but now it has become this big issue and his refusal is making me want to go through it (which is not like me, I know he has porn there & I don't mind, but he knows I know this so must be something else right?)

So AIBU to want a key, surely if he had nothing to hide he would just give me one?

killpeppa Sat 09-Nov-13 10:55:15

oh god.

il be keeping an eye out for another post titled
'my fiancé keeps the garage door locked, I've just moved in, AIBU to ask for a key'

to which the reply will be

Ah so this is the thread...

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 09-Nov-13 10:43:32

Beeny - why not PM the OP? then report back

floatyflo Sat 09-Nov-13 10:39:25

GAH!! Thought that the op had updated then!

Why post asking that beeny? You can see that we haven't angry


sicutlilium Sat 09-Nov-13 10:35:49


MrsCliveStanden Sat 09-Nov-13 10:30:05

Rofl sallyingforth

Sallyingforth Sat 09-Nov-13 10:27:41

We haven't heard any more because she's now locked in there.
If new wife asks the same question on MN we must warn her.

Heymacarena Sat 09-Nov-13 08:17:11

I don't think so.

I hadn't realised it was almost a year on from the OP!

beeny Sat 09-Nov-13 08:11:19

Did we ever get an answer

PeoniesPlease Wed 29-May-13 08:42:29

Just read the whole thread - and no real conclusion!

OP, hope you are ok. It is weird and wrong to have a part of your own house which you aren't "allowed" access to. IMHO, there should be no need for a "discussion" about this, he gives you a key and that's that.

Have you managed to get inside the shed on your own yet?

blueshoes Tue 28-May-13 23:10:34

It will be where he keeps the heads of his previous wives ...

myroomisatip Tue 28-May-13 22:16:16

Actually, for what it is worth smile

My STBXH locked our garage for well over a year.

Occasionally he forgot to lock it up smile

It was stocked with a bit of food, a lot of tools and some booze smile

I could not resist helping myself to a couple of bottles of very rare wine, but then, I had paid half towards them and he had the rest so he got the better deal lol

I do make fun a bit but it was not good at the time so I do sympathise with the OP.

myroomisatip Tue 28-May-13 22:11:36

It was intriguing and you do worry about the OP, you cant help it!

Come back OP, let us know you/things are ok.

AnyFucker Tue 28-May-13 22:02:09

This is the thread that keeps on giving...

Pouncer1 Tue 28-May-13 22:00:55

I wonder if she ever got her own key?

ecclesvet Tue 28-May-13 21:58:10

Why would you think OP has been harmed? She made it clear in her last post that she didn't want to continue updating the thread.

Pigsmummy Tue 28-May-13 21:14:43

Majestic = makes. Very bizarre behaviour from iPad auto correct soz!

beeny Tue 28-May-13 21:14:09

Yes I see ur point.I agree mumsnet should enquire

Pigsmummy Tue 28-May-13 21:12:11

I am worried that op has been harmed. Is there anyway that Mumsnet HQ can majestic contact?

beeny Tue 28-May-13 20:58:59

Will we find out what happened?

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Sat 23-Mar-13 23:04:55

Fuck that. Nobody would be locking me out of ANY part of my home. And if they did - I'd be fucking breaking in (can it even be called 'breaking in' when it's your own home?!) there and then.

It's odd, seriously ODD.

fuckwittery Sat 23-Mar-13 23:04:03

ah, just seen it's an old(ish) thread - not that old though - OP, how are you?

fuckwittery Sat 23-Mar-13 23:02:27
EggyFucker Sat 23-Mar-13 23:02:10

******zombie thread*********

fuckwittery Sat 23-Mar-13 23:01:37

just wading into the legalities argument.
Hacking into his computer, reading documents in desk drawers would be an actionable breach of privacy, confidence exists between husband and wife
[[Imerman v Imerman [2010] EWCA Civ 908 http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed62973]]

Gaining access into a locked room in your jointly owned house (and not reading his personal papers) would not be wrongful.

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