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Do you think it is rude to ask someone if they would consider moving their van when it has been parked outside your house for weeks?

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Chicchicchicchiclana Thu 16-Jul-20 17:05:06

Just that really. There is a tall van parked on the street directly outside my house (terraced street free parking) so when I look out of the window that is all I can see.

So I rang the number of the business on the side of the van and asked the person if she would consider moving it now. Her attitude was she doesn't have to and I was rude to ask. My attitude she is rude to not even consider my polite request.

What do you think? Yes, she's done nothing illegal but do you think she has been inconsiderate or not?

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Dontknownow86 Thu 16-Jul-20 17:07:27

Yep inconsiderate of her

Sidewinder30 Thu 16-Jul-20 17:08:09

Of course it's not unreasonable to ask. And it was rude of her to refuse. All she has to do is repark 3 metres down the road.

SnuggyBuggy Thu 16-Jul-20 17:08:30

Very inconsiderate

myworkingtitle Thu 16-Jul-20 17:09:04

Is there somewhere else nearby for her to park it?

Sunnydayshereatlast Thu 16-Jul-20 17:11:40

Print off a free to good home sign and stick it on..

Mycatisthebest Thu 16-Jul-20 17:12:05

Yes definitely inconsiderate.

FTMF30 Thu 16-Jul-20 17:13:10

myworkingtitle

Is there somewhere else nearby for her to park it?

Yes, it would be a bit different if there is limited parking. Otherwise, it's pretty rude if you made a polite request.

coffeewithmilk Thu 16-Jul-20 17:16:39

Technically you don't own the road outside your house, the council does.
I've had the same happen to me outside where I live, I don't have a designated parking spot, but I like to park outside my house for ease of carrying in shopping etc, and constantly random cars parking there. It's incredibly annoying but unfortunately there's nothing you can do, just hope that she would have been accommodating and move her van.

Longdistance Thu 16-Jul-20 17:18:25

That must be irritating. What sort of business is it?

Is it taxed and MOT’d?

spongedog Thu 16-Jul-20 17:24:12

Get it towed as abandoned. Sorry is that too harsh? Dealing with inconsiderate neighbours here and have had enough today.

Ribrabrob Thu 16-Jul-20 17:41:29

I can’t believe the replies here. Of course you are unreasonable! It’s a van parked outside your house, on a public road, legally... what’s the problem? It offends you to look at a van? For fucks sake, get a grip.

I say this as somebody who can never find a parking spot outside my house and have to drive around the whole town looking for one, sometimes up to an hour. But I certainly don’t get annoyed if others park outside my house on a public road hmm

dogwithmohican Thu 16-Jul-20 17:46:49

I sympathise with your annoyance.

I have someone who does this occasionally - it really annoys me as it substitutes the pleasant view of 16th-century cottages from my home office window and substitutes it with an ugly high sided van. It also makes it difficult to reverse off my drive. If he parked 50m further up, he could park it nearer his house and the other neighbour has a high hedge so wouldn't be affected. He would, however, be looking straight out of his window at the van so maybe he doesn't want his own view ruined. I have never said anything as he has a right to park in the road but inwardly seethe and will park in the road for a few days as soon as he moves the van.

TroysMammy Thu 16-Jul-20 17:47:02

Ribrabrob no need to be so aggressive this is Chat not AIBU?

Ritascornershop Thu 16-Jul-20 17:49:31

My neighbour parks within 2 inches of my driveway so he doesn’t have to look at his own car from his house. Makes it tricky to turn into my drive, but it’s not illegal so nothing I can do about. Bloody annoying though!

UnfinishedSymphon Thu 16-Jul-20 17:50:21

There's only one person on here who needs to get a grip and it isn't the OP

FelicityPike Thu 16-Jul-20 17:52:48

As long as it’s taxed, mot-ed & insured. Not in a disabled space without a badge or blocking a driveway or a junction there’s NOTHING you can do about it.

HipHopBanzai Thu 16-Jul-20 17:54:02

I don't think you were being unreasonable to ask. Legally, van driver isn't doing anything wrong, however a decent person would move a little bit further down the road if asked. Not being able to see anything from your window for weeks apart from a high sided parked vehicle is pretty annoying.

onlyk Thu 16-Jul-20 17:54:38

It’s not unreasonable to ask however they can say no.
As you’ve highlighted they are parked legally.

nitgel Thu 16-Jul-20 17:56:33

yes it's rude and unneighbourly, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

nitgel Thu 16-Jul-20 17:57:02

(i mean parking not you telling them) :D

FunTimes2020 Thu 16-Jul-20 18:00:48

Ribrabrob

I can’t believe the replies here. Of course you are unreasonable! It’s a van parked outside your house, on a public road, legally... what’s the problem? It offends you to look at a van? For fucks sake, get a grip.

I say this as somebody who can never find a parking spot outside my house and have to drive around the whole town looking for one, sometimes up to an hour. But I certainly don’t get annoyed if others park outside my house on a public road hmm

Well you're a rude person aren't you? Also irritating as evidenced by: " I say this as somebody who..." hmm

FunTimes2020 Thu 16-Jul-20 18:01:42

For the record OP, YA definitely NBU

ivfdreaming Thu 16-Jul-20 18:05:26

Where would the van move to? 3m down the road to piss someone else off? I guess what you could do is as soon as the van is moved as presumably it moves on occasion is put your car there or order a skip to sit in it's spot and then hopefully she'll get the hint

HalloumiSalad Thu 16-Jul-20 18:07:29

A polite request deserves a polite answer imo. Even if it is a polite no. Yanbu. Sadly we have to share this world with unnecessarily scratchy people.
You could try to be glad it's a van and not a giant barn like those poor people in the news the other day! 😁

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