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To Be Annoyed Beyond Belief About Next Door's Cars

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MixedUpConfusion Wed 19-Mar-14 15:52:12

There's four adults live next door. Two parents and two older sons (about 21 and 25). Each person has a car EACH. That's four cars. They have a drive for one. Three are on the street. Even though they're in the same house, nobody ever parks in front of their own drive, it would be FAR too much effort to move one of their cars to get out of drive. So they park two cars outside my house. I don't drive myself, but my DP does and I also get taxis, shopping deliveries, etc delivered, and nobody can ever get near my house for next door and their bloody fleet.
Am I being unreasonable it really really bothers me? When DP came the other night, he managed to get behind one car because the other one outside my house was out somewhere. I almost opened the door and shouted out to him, "Have you asked next door if it's ok to park outside my house?" hmm

PinkSnowAndStars Wed 19-Mar-14 15:54:55

Sorry but if it's a public road then it's anyone's parking.

Irritating - yes but YABU to think you own the public highways.

Notonaschoolnight Wed 19-Mar-14 15:56:21

I'll raise you a works van and a caravan plus a fleet of cards, drives me bloody mad, its so difficult to get up and down the road luckily I'm not right next door though

Notonaschoolnight Wed 19-Mar-14 15:56:56

Cards?!! Obv I meant cars!!

MixedUpConfusion Wed 19-Mar-14 15:58:14

I didn't say I own the road. Nowhere on my post do I claim I do. But there's plenty other places they can park and I have a child with a disability and when a taxi can't even park outside to take him to the doctors or hospital, I find it rude.

MixedUpConfusion Wed 19-Mar-14 16:00:24

Notonaschoolnight You have my sympathies! That would definitely be annoying!

hellsbellsmelons Wed 19-Mar-14 16:01:20

Well if that's your situation, can your husband get a disabled badge and can you get an allocated disabled space marked outside your house?
Not sure of how all that works but might be worth investigating?
Or could you ask them nicely to leave one space outside your house for the reason you have cited in your 2nd post?

Eatriskier Wed 19-Mar-14 16:02:00

Do you have a drop curve outside your property, if so YANBU - its illegal to park over someone else's drop curve.

HoneyDragon Wed 19-Mar-14 16:02:13


some people think the universes orbits exactly 6" around them. Just because they can park it doesn't mean they couldn't exercise some care attention for fellow householders.

MixedUpConfusion Wed 19-Mar-14 16:02:13

PinkSnowAndStars I said it ANNOYS me, I didn't say, "They aren't allowed to park outside MY house, on MY road". Maybe you misunderstood...

LadyVetinari Wed 19-Mar-14 16:17:05

Have you popped round on an evening when they're all in, and said something like: "Hi, I don't know if you're aware of this but X has a disability which means that it's very difficult to get him/her into a taxi unless it's right outside our door, and the drivers haven't been able to park close enough recently because your cars are usually in front of my house. I don't want to put you to any inconvenience, but I'd be really grateful if you could please bear X's disability in mind and try to leave a space in front of my house free whenever possible."

I don't normally have much sympathy for people fretting about "their bit of curb", but I think the disability issue changes things somewhat.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 19-Mar-14 21:01:24

it's illegal to park over someone elses dropped kerb
only if you are blocking them in
it's legal to park across if the parking is empty and you block them out

Nomama Wed 19-Mar-14 21:07:18

Contact the council and get a disabled bay put in front of your house.

Anyone with a badge will be able to use it, but I am guessing the neighbours don't have one!

I think you are perfectly entitled to have one given your DCs position, for exactly the reasons you have given. Probably a disabled badge for DHs car too - but that would depend on whether DC uses his car.

Nomama Wed 19-Mar-14 21:13:51

Oh, you can park on a dropped kerb, if not blocking someone in.

That includes the white line.

BUT it is different from council to council. Some do enforce with by laws, others don't so both kerb and white line are only advisory.

I love having a traffic officer as a mate smile

WooWooOwl Wed 19-Mar-14 21:16:17

It's not rude of them, they are just parking.

There are loads of cars on my road! mainly because of pole with older children that have their own cars or because of people with work vehicles as a well as family cars. We are contributors to this as we have three vehicles and only space for two on our drive.

We all just get on with it and accept that our neighbours need to live their lives and have their cars near their homes on the public road they live on. It's only parking.

If you need a particular space because of a disability then apply to the council. That you have a right to. Space for shopping deliveries you don't have a right to.

ProlificPenguin Wed 19-Mar-14 21:22:15

I read the title as "cats". I am disappointed now

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 19-Mar-14 21:26:29

Do you have a driveway, as your neighbours do? Or are the houses set out differently?

If no driveway, I would definitely ask the Council for a disabled space outside your home. Do you have a Blue Badge for your DC that could be shown to the Council as proof of need?

Aquariumlife Wed 19-Mar-14 23:09:06

Ha ha me too Prolific Penguin! Actually thought it was the neighbour of the person who posted "think-my-neighbour-is-being-incredibly-unreasonable-about-our-cat" oh dear!

CorusKate Wed 19-Mar-14 23:17:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Charlie97 Thu 20-Mar-14 05:00:21

The problem presumably is that they park somewhere else taking another persons spot, the other person then parks outside your house?

Don't think you can win with this.

chrome100 Thu 20-Mar-14 05:22:25

If your kid is disabled can't you get a bay painted on the road outside your house? My parents' neighbours have one. Otherwise YABU, it's a public road.

Booboostoo Thu 20-Mar-14 06:22:36

If they didn't park there wouldn't someone else?

I think a disabled bay is your solution. I don't see how you could keep a public parking space free for when you need it, however legitimate your need.

Sparklingbrook Thu 20-Mar-14 06:52:34

YANBU to feel really pissed off. Aren't children supposed to move out at some point too? 25?

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