Storing your bike inside your rented accomodation
I'm new to this forum (and the UK!), but I hope you may have some advice for me.
I have an issue with my rented student accommodation and storing my bike. I have an expensive bike that I obviously don't want to store outside during the night and the building in which I live does not provide for any real bike storage. So the simple solution would be storing the bike inside my accommodation. The building however doesn't agree and first argued it's a health and safety problem. When I made clear to them that it really wasn't (I live on the groundfloor, there's enough space, the bike is not blocking any doors or exits), they argued that it just wasn't allowed (no further comments). Now I want to challenge that as well but I don't know how strong my position is. Having a bike inside the building is not formally forbidden by any rule yet, but of course now the building wants to incorporate such a rule in its house rules asap. I wonder however whether legally speaking I can be forbidden from having a bike in my accommodation. I own the bike and its not an illegal item to have, so how could it be forbidden? I already told them that if I would bring an enormous suitcase with me every day, nobody would stop me, but I think just because it's a bike, people start to get difficult.
I hope someone has some advice.