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Car parked outside my house by selfish neighbour

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I live in nice quite close where most houses have their private driveways apart from myself and our next door neighbour, there are however three parking spaces outside the two houses without driveways.

My issue, the typical parking one, comes from one particular neighbour.  He has a car, his wife has a car and they've also got a son.  Yep, he has a car too.  As well as three cars they also have a driveway that is long enough for at least four cars to be parked on.  Despite having a large driveway, they insist on only having one car parked on it.  The mum parks outside their house in the road and the dad parks his car outside our house.

Now when I lived at home with the parents we also had three sometimes four cars and one long driveway, almost exactly the same as theirs.  But we had no issues with parking one car behind the other and simply moving cars around if another person wished to get out, as did the majority of our neighbours.  This family however does not believe in doing this and instead parks outside my house.

I know I have no right to park outside my house but surely out of neighbourhood courtesy you would not park outside someone's house when they have no driveway and your car doesn't move often for a week at a time?

Car parked outside house I have raised this issue with the neighbour, only for him out of stubbornness and sheer single mindedness not to see my point.  Coming home with a boot full of shopping is often rather irritating having to carry it from the other end of the close, shutting the boot and locking the car on every walk to and fro.  This never happens with what I look upon as our neighbours space, as its outside their house I have the courtesy not to park there despite these issues!

...turning my front garden into a driveway

This is really starting to irritate me to the extent I'm looking at getting a dropped kerb put in and turning my front garden into a driveway, something which I don't particularly want to do or see why I should.

I understand there's three spaces outside our house, one which is normally taken up by a visitor, but they don't even see my point in having the car which doesn't move park in the drive and one of the others in the space so at least I have a chance of parking outside when they're out.

I will make sure that the next house I buy has a driveway to prevent issues like this!


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Suzy

Suzy

Neighbour 2 doors away 1 car,neighbour one door away 1 car,allocated 4 car parking spaces,so neighbour one door parks legally on one of his spaces.2doors away neighbour parks legally outside his front door.We have no cars but 2 allocated spaces and people visit in cars/deliveries etc and it is our ONLY EXIT/ENTRANCE to the home,2doors away they have visitor every day who parks directly at end of our path,or directly alongside car of house opposite us.,on a private road,,there is room for him to park by house he visits,is he illegal.We have asked him NOT to block our access,said no problem but still does.
29/11 Suzy
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Sonya

Sonya

I have the same problem but these are drug dealers her sons are animals weve put im for a move as her so called friends are going over the grass my wee one plays outthere he plays football outside on the grass when hes really knackard running after the ball he lays flat out on the grass with these guys being on drugs 24/7 im scared my wee ones laying down one day and the druggies dont notice him or gear him as the music is always loud, loud enogh to wake everyone in the both closeys i get so worried i get really angfy and up tight with them its nothing but pure stress living were wee are and the dunndee city councle dont help you phone up and they pass you from person to person the more fed up the ppl sounded then my side of the house got sdt on fire i reported this 3 weeks ago theu say its up to be cleaned but when i have children maybe if the dundee councle would repair my fencing that there work men broke putting windows in its just pure stress ive seen me no wanting to get out my bed then my partner gets pissed of o dont want him getting into any trouble becouse dundee city councle won't help every other month theres craziness outside its just cruel putting familys in these drugged dirty closeys neddles weve found tablets on the stairs and even a rap of herion my boy was only 6 at the time hes 9 now and nos not to touch so my hard goes out to anyone thats had to put up with selfish aragant naibours that dont even stay in the flat
15/08/19 Sonya
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

My grandfather had this problem once. He solved it by buying an old banger, not too tatty looking, he parked it outside and left it there.
28/07/19 grumpyoldwoman
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Nige-ren.

Nige-ren.

I have the same with my arrogant, selfish neighbour. He has a large paved driveway, but almost always parks either his car ,or one of hid works vans outside in the road by my garden wall, leaving space for parking out outside his property vacant.
His attitude is that he is fully entitled to do as he pleases, and tells me I’m unreasonable. He has an aggressive manner and I find him unapproachable. It’s not worth the aggravation to real with this uncompromising, immature, childish bully, who thinks he can walk over people just as he likes.
27/07/19 Nige-ren.
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Susie

Susie

I have seven parking spaces outside the home where I live and those selfish assholes whom visit the hairdressers across the road park all the way around the corner from the front of the house to the side of the house and they park on the curb. I do not know what I would do if my father had not installed a metal fence all around the property, I am certain that if the fence was not there the selfish retards would put their vehicles on my lawn. I am sick and tired of the harassment I get from these retards, every time I have to go outside to do a garden job at the front, I get scowled at and slagged at. The intimidation has become so great, I have had to arrange my outdoor jobs outside of hairdressing hours and I should not have to do that. The hairdresser has a large car park, but the selfish pigs put their vehicles on the curb outside my home. My next door neighbour does not get this sort of harassment, it is as if the hairdressing customers are FRIGHTENED to park outside his home, so I get saddled with all the TRASH. Not only that I have been intimidated enough by these selfish parking freaks that I have been FORCED to put up BLINDS on every window facing the street to STOP these pests from VOYEURING into the windows, which they did REGULARLY BEFORE I stopped them with the blinds. The harassment has become so vast that I do not even unlock the access gate on a weekend, because every time I received a delivery from the postman, I got slagged when I opened the front door and these extremely obtuse pigs were staring right through the open front door - it is DISGUSTING, I don't know what this world is coming to, it NEVER used to be like this more than 20 years ago.
11/05/19 Susie
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fearful

fearful

I have a housing association car park right across my front door. Quite literally across my front door opening. The woman next door has the right to park there as she has been allocated this space. How that got passed planning I just do not know. I have a disabled large mobility scooter and when her car is there, which is all the time, I cannot get past it as it blocks my path. I do not want to approach them as they are always hostile to me even though I have never spoken to them at any time. I stay right away. Now the issue is, they also open their hatch back and leave items from their car on my door step and leave these things sometimes overnight. It is awful and I am afraid to say anything as I can feel they are just waiting for an opportunity to complain about something. I do not want this. also, they watch me every time I go out and come in. It's as if I am being stalked. Which I am not. but it feels that way. If I do anything outside the house in the grass area or planting area in front of my window, the neighbour comes out to watch and then send her children out to watch have have them laugh at me. It is becoming is a nightmare.
18/08/16 fearful
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a nice lady

a nice lady

I have a young girl dumping her car outside my house too. The neighbours across from me have a driveway that fits just one car and my driveway is the same the road is narrow and I have a wide frontage around my house. We park our second car On the left as the neighbours opposite park out the front. The girl leaves her car there for days. When she first parked there she asked if I minded. I thanked her for being considerate and said no not now and then. Bow its all the time. My neighbours opposite find it difficult to get out their drive as its between two walls and have nearly hit the car a few times my neighbour next door visitors can't lark neither can mine. I wrote a nice polite note explaining that it would be nice if she would park where she was staying and why said it would be much appreciated smiley face so wouldn't think I was being mean. Car moved thought decent girl.car back!!! It's parked half on oath pedestrians walk on my garden to get past they probably think I deserve this as think it must be connected to my house. Dogs walk on my garden and a fire engine wouldn't get through. To all those who would say tough you don't own the road true but we were bought up to respect our neighbors and try not to do things that could spoil their enjoyment of their homes. As for moving we can't all afford half a million pads. What happened to do to others as you would have done to you all I can hope is that one day she finds out how this can make her feel rubbish when some inconsiderate me first sod everyone else type does the same to her. What happened to old fashioned values.
17/01/16 a nice lady
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Missy EJ

Missy EJ

I have the same issue, neighbour has big drive and space on front but will park over my drive instead of blocking their own area also park his van on my other neighbours front, now a relatives of theirs car as been parked on half over front making it awkward to get on my drive over a month still their now..
01/01/16 Missy EJ
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Fred E

Fred E

There are plans to change TV licence fee evasion to a civil offence but at the moment it is still a criminal offence.
30/07/14 Fred E
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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

"If you watch TV without a licence you are a criminal - simples"

Not any more. It is now a civil offence, not a criminal one.
30/07/14 Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
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Working and taxed.

Working and taxed.

If you watch tv without a licence you are showing a bit of backbone - not criminal.
30/07/14 Working and taxed.
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Fred E

Fred E

Pedestrians expect a pavement to exist along every road. Most of them are very poorly utilized. Who pays for pavements? Surely pedestrians need taxing to pay for pavements.
29/07/14 Fred E
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Fred E

Fred E

If you watch TV without a licence you are a criminal - simples
29/07/14 Fred E
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Work ethic

Work ethic

The TV licence is another bugbear of mine - I have invested in a freeview box, therefore I no longer buy a licence - simples.
29/07/14 Work ethic
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Mike

Mike

so correct work ethic

perhaps dedicated cycle paths could be made from the tax cyclists pay - give us all a break

after all - I have a tv licence but I pay the same if I do or do not watch tv so why should cyclists be aloud to use the roads for free ?
29/07/14 Mike
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