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Justforlaughs Tue 30-Apr-13 19:48:41

I live in a cul-de-sac and our house backs onto a small service road, where all the garages face each other. My neighbours over the "road" have an annoying habit of parking really far forward in their space, (ostensibly so their washing doesn't rub against the car when it is on the line, but often the line has no washing on it) which makes it VERY difficult to get my car out of my drive. The service road is very narrow as it is. Anyway, I've asked them several times to park back on their drive to leave the communal road clear but my request has fallen on deaf ears. They always use my drive to reverse into their space as the road isn't wide enough for them to turn, so AIBU to park badly making this impossible. Just to be clear, my car is completely on my own property, but there is no way that anyway else could use my drive to turn around.

Tailtwister Tue 30-Apr-13 19:52:57

YANBU. It they can't be bloody considerate then give them a taste of their own medicine.

Inconsiderate parking between neighbours is one of my pet hates. Our next door neighbour loves to park her car up the arse of our driveway, making it really tricky to reverse in. After asking her many times not to park over the drop kerb, I just parked on the road as close to her bumper as possible. The neighbour on the other side who she routinely pisses off as well parked the same way at the front. She doesn't park there any more.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 30-Apr-13 19:59:34

Not sure that it would achieve anything; you don't really want to rile your neighbours.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 30-Apr-13 20:03:52

I would. It may be petty but so what? If it is your car wholly on your property you can park it however the hell you like. What are they going to say? Move your car off your drive so that I can use your drive. ? screw that.

If you were saying you were going to park badly on a public road, I would say no, but on your own property? Park as badly as you like grin

youmaycallmeSSP Tue 30-Apr-13 20:12:31

Ah YANBU, it's your properly and they're being knowingly inconsiderate.

maddening Tue 30-Apr-13 20:56:52

yanbu - every incident of their bad parking should be met with this.

Chewmebush Tue 30-Apr-13 21:20:31

Defo not BU. the nasty shite bags. You do need to nip it in the bus tho and show they can't take the piss or they will. Keep us updated OP. parking wars are the best.

ShadowStorm Tue 30-Apr-13 21:24:46

YANBU. I reckon it's fine to park as badly as you want on your own property.

Your neighbours certainly aren't entitled to use your drive to turn around in.

CerealMom Tue 30-Apr-13 21:44:23

Park however you want on your drive, and 'treat' yourself to one of those flip up/down lockable bollards on the end of your drive. For those times when you can't be there... But them I'm petty like that.

BenjaminButton172 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:45:01

Is it bad parking if it on ur own property? Surely it is just parking smile

Littleturkish Tue 30-Apr-13 22:22:43


But you must update!

freddiefrog Tue 30-Apr-13 22:26:52

YANBU petty is my middle name grin

You can't park badly on your own drive!

cumfy Tue 30-Apr-13 22:54:13


iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Tue 30-Apr-13 23:01:39

Sounds reasonable to me but only if you update grin WITH photos.

whois Tue 30-Apr-13 23:06:51

Do it. Fuck 'em. Everyone loves a parking battle.

Justforlaughs Wed 01-May-13 07:38:31

I'm glad I'm not being totally unreasonable anyway. I don't normally get so riled but I was running late yesterday and it took me ages to get out of my own drive. I had to reverse and pull back in 11 times to swing around enough. The air was blue grin. I have now calmed down a bit but unfortunately my "bad" parking probably hasn't even noticed as their car hasn't gone anywhere since and I need to go out this morning.

youmaycallmeSSP Wed 01-May-13 09:32:16

Get one of those locking bollard things and CCTV.

anklebitersmum Wed 01-May-13 10:44:45

Oooh, no Absolutely YANBU.

Park badly on your own drive away grin

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 01-May-13 10:51:58

Use wheelie bins to 'guard' your drive when you're out. That's what our neighbour does. Sometimes he chains them together.

unobtanium Wed 01-May-13 11:02:07

Persevere. Keep parking like that. Keep us updated please!

NinaHeart Wed 01-May-13 11:04:34

My neighbours do this. I mean park right at the edge of their property so none of us can turn our cars round. It is indeed very annoying for the one time in a week i need to use my car.

Of course it is legal, just not very friendly. Otherwise they are very nice people.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 01-May-13 11:07:34

Yes, do it. They ABtotallyU.

hufflebottom Wed 01-May-13 11:21:59

take some pics the next time they park and you can't get your car out/or struggle and pop down to the local nick, apparently they can do something if the car is blocking the drive.

gotta love annoying neighbors, we have one who seems to be allergic to parking on the drive. it's a public road and they pay their road tax so they have the right to park in the road, I'll give them that, but just a nightmare when i get home dd.

I end up not being able to park near the house, and end up walking the length of the road to get to the house because neighbor doesn't seem able to reverse her car onto drive unless she can't park immediately outside the house. we have a drive but dp as his car on there.

Bunraku Wed 01-May-13 11:55:59

If you are on your property you can park upside down if you like. They can just find somewhere else.

thompson369 Wed 01-May-13 11:59:31

I was also wondering what you'd do to "guard" the drive when you were out but Chicken's suggestion of using wheelie bins would work just fine and far cheaper than a gate!

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