to think he shouldn't park his van there

(110 Posts)
FunnysInLaJardin Tue 26-Mar-13 22:19:50

OK so we live on quite an exclusive estate and have a visitor parking area. One of our neighbours who I think is a tradesman insists on parking his huge van in the visitor parking. It really annoys me as he has his own drive and won't use it prob because he parks his caravan there and there isn't any room.

Last week my nanny who usually parks on the visitor parking couldn't park and so had to park on the road.

DH has spoken to him and has got short shrift, but it is in our deeds that he shouldn't park there. Not to mention how untidy the estate looks with a huge horrid van parked in the middle. not to mention the caravan.

I think I may have to speak to the association rep, but AIBU? I don't want to cause trouble as it is a nice estate, but really!

Shutupanddrive Tue 26-Mar-13 22:21:58

Really? Your nanny had to park in the road? How awful for her

chickensaladagain Tue 26-Mar-13 22:22:50

biscuit

oh I can't believe some oik has a caravan and is actually a 'tradesman'

I'm sure you paid good money to live on your exclusive estate and how disappointing that your nanny had to park on the road!!

I'm shock on your behalf

HollyBerryBush Tue 26-Mar-13 22:23:18

>clutches face<

Your estate looking untidy!

>screams<

pictish Tue 26-Mar-13 22:23:21

Lol!! grin

Nice one. 8/10.

gordyslovesheep Tue 26-Mar-13 22:23:27

your nanny isn't a visitor she's an employee - surely visitor parking is for visiting guests etc?

Euphemia Tue 26-Mar-13 22:24:11

If it's in the deeds he shouldn't be doing it. Presumably you paid a premium to live there? Speak to the association rep.

Shutupanddrive Tue 26-Mar-13 22:24:13

Good point gordy

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Tue 26-Mar-13 22:24:56

So you use your parking space, he uses his and you both sometimes use the visitor space? If the visitor space isn't available there's on street parking? What's the problem exactly?

SuburbanRhonda Tue 26-Mar-13 22:25:01

Perhaps while the tradesman is there, you could ask him to clean out your moat?

BlissfullyIgnorant Tue 26-Mar-13 22:25:50

Yes...absolutely complain to the rep. Rules are rules and you've paid good money to be bound by those rules, as have your fellow residents. Just remember, he will know its you who complained.

gordyslovesheep Tue 26-Mar-13 22:26:59

I am shocked they don't have special parking for tradesmen and servants

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 26-Mar-13 22:27:04

no Ouef it's street parking which is off the estate. And the nanny parks there but only for some of the day, so not like he does overnight

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 26-Mar-13 22:27:31

Pah ha ha ha ha ha. grin

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 26-Mar-13 22:30:10

the thing is he is quite rude and sometimes has loud parties with all his friends parking all over the place. I just find it quite annoying. I most likely won't say anything but yes we do pay a premium to live here.

almostanotherday Tue 26-Mar-13 22:30:24

Tow his van away in the middle if the night and leave a note saying "now find me" smile

Pandemoniaa Tue 26-Mar-13 22:30:31

How frightful for you. It must be bad enough that this beastly, rough tradesperson has been allowed to live on an exclusive estate but to compound the awfulness by parking his horrid van so thoughtlessly must be make life utterly intolerable. Run the bounder out of town immediately!

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 26-Mar-13 22:31:19

I really don't think it's fair to mock the OP, people. This is a very serious situation.

I mean, if the van's in the visitor parking and the nanny is in the road, where can the OP put her substandard cakes?

Maryz Tue 26-Mar-13 22:31:42

Shoot him [wise]

And if you can't shoot him, shoot his tyres.

WeAreSix Tue 26-Mar-13 22:32:37

The cakes have to be fed to the birds.

If there are any.

Tweet tweet.

chickensaladagain Tue 26-Mar-13 22:33:04

katy she hasn't mentioned a carport grin

gordyslovesheep Tue 26-Mar-13 22:33:42

yes shoot him and say you thought he was a fox

Maryz Tue 26-Mar-13 22:33:47

Oh, cross-posted.

If he has loud parties, shooting is too good for him. And a waste of valuable pheasant-shooting ammunition.

In this case you should call the police (999 - not that stupid 101 that they don't take seriously) and have him arrested. Are you friends with the local Chief Superintendent?

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 26-Mar-13 22:34:18

see he is OK really, but its his thoughtlessness which really annoys me. When he has his parties they play quite loud bulgarian type music and it keeps the DC awake. We don't say anything but it is a PITA. I would have lived out in the country if I thought that living on a nice estate would be so tiresome!

gordyslovesheep Tue 26-Mar-13 22:35:46

OMG call the Daily Mail

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