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AIBU: Parking in non spaces.

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YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 13:43:33

I've name changed for this because it will be quite identifing if the neighbors are on here and see it.

This might be long, settle in with a nice cup of tea.

I own my house, and with that comes 2 on the deeds, private, allocated parking spaces. One at the front of the house, and one in rear carpark.

I have a diagram. Don't worry.

Let me explain it.

I am the red blobby squares. Along the back wall of the rear carpark are 4 spaces. To the left are 3. All owned and allocated.

The problem is the houses in the blue square only have 1 allocated parked space each. Both are rented - just a fact.

They are consistantly rented to two car households it appears. So of course they park in spaces which are not actually 'parking spaces'.

Fine, I get it. But it is now to the point that the way they park, they've taken away what was once, essentially a turning point in the car park and now you have to reservse the whole way out, blinded by cars on your left, and mount the curb onto the neighbors garden to get in or out.

Red squares are where there are often two more cars from the house on the left.

The van and red car you see are the other side.

Black square is the garden we end up having to bump on to.

It's dangerous for a start, we have kids and pets out on the street here.

When they first moved in, I polietly knocked and asked that they trim the bush and move the van in close to make it ok for everyone to get in and out. I even offered to lend them our hedge trimmer, we had a nice chat. Didn't do it for months. Ok fine, they had a new baby. No time.

But still this continues. She leaves her car as far out from the back wall as possible (yes probably a pram thing but..) He doesn't pull his van up so that it doesn't block thier side windows and they don't ever have to stop.

In the meantime, the rest of us suffer.

It might have got a bit heated yesterday.

So AIBU to get annoyed about this?

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 13:47:36

*swop not stop.

PersianCatLady Mon 11-Dec-17 13:49:36

Don't get me started.

Our deeds state that there is to be no parking on the road at all and the road has a dropped kerb its entire length.

This is to make it easy to use the driveways and to make the end of the close visible from the other end.

Our neighbour doesn't give a shit and parks directly opposite the driveway even though as the road is narrow, it makes it a nightmare for visibility.

We bought a house so that we have a driveway and now we can't really use it.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 14:12:41

Yes. These are all tiny curbs. Clearly not meant for parking on road due to drives and allocated parkign.

But regardless, I'm going up on their grass front (who aren't causing the issue) and hitting the stones they put on the grass to stop people bloody doing it.

It's soooo frustrating.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 16:45:38

How on earth can you post a parking twat thread and no one replies.

Cleary IABU.


Allthetuppences Mon 11-Dec-17 16:48:32

Your diagram is fantastic. That's an mn gold star right there star

Namechangetempissue Mon 11-Dec-17 16:49:36

Can you make contact with the landlord or agent to complain?

Ishouldreallybeworkingg Mon 11-Dec-17 16:52:57

Do you have a managing agent? Is where they're parking council managed land or management company land?

Sirzy Mon 11-Dec-17 16:55:30

The space at the bottom looks big enough to turn in? Or at least allow you to reverse into the space so you can drive out?

ElfOneself Mon 11-Dec-17 16:57:38

The garden who you all have to ruin i feel is the key. If they fenced it off you couldn’t get through so in theory they couldn’t do it?

barefoofdoctor Mon 11-Dec-17 17:02:09

I think you've had a poor response to this thread as everyone is getting ready for a certain neighbourhood meeting.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 17:07:15

It's not big enough to turn in the carpark. New red bits, cars usually there.

Pink line, me trying to get the fuck out of dodge.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 17:07:46

@barefoofdoctor I timed this wrong didn't I?


notapizzaeater Mon 11-Dec-17 17:13:48

Have you checked the deeds to see if there’s a clause about parking ?

ChameleonCircuit Mon 11-Dec-17 17:15:02

barefoofdoctor Have I missed a juicy thread?! Do tell...?

Sorry, OP. I agree that the garden owners need to make it so you CANNOT use their land to get out; this'll make it imperative that twatty parkers behave.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 17:23:39

At best they could put a small fence I suppose. But dammit they're the only family around here I don't know.

slbhill42 Mon 11-Dec-17 17:24:13

I can see why you're annoyed. I would be too.

But what other option do they have? Without blocking the pram?

Sadly I think you're stuck with it

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 17:42:10

Well let's see, she could drive in and reservse out. (To the empty space behind the red car.)

That would mean she could go tight against the wall, still get out her pram. The van could move closer which would mean they'd need to swap but since I'm mostly home and see when they move around, I don't see that it would be a major issue.

They could also ensure they park up tight to their side and not allow their visitors to block the entrace so much that yesterday I could barely scape through.

This is what is pissing me off to the max.

It's just them being inconsiderate. What's the need?

ADuckNamedSplash Mon 11-Dec-17 18:04:47

I used to live somewhere similar and the council ended up painting double yellow lines in all the places that people were parking inappropriately. I have no idea what the process for getting lines added is, but worth looking into?

lalalalalalalalapo Mon 11-Dec-17 18:05:08

I'm feeling your pain, we have a similar set up and problem. Most park nicely on the shared entrance to the car park (tight to the wall and not. Blocking the entrance) but we have a few muppets who block the entrance. I've had to knock on doors before just to get someone to move their car so I can get to the garage. Also had a couple of near misses trying to squeeze past.

Latest saga someone has parked a skip, a great big hulking skip in the entrance road to the carpark!!! Yes I can get my car past it, but it shouldn't be there.

No idea on a resolution (there just are some very entitled people in this world), so watching with interest.

Allthetuppences Mon 11-Dec-17 18:13:19

Ime double yellows are a colossal waste of time in residential areas as you'll never see a warden so they get ignored. Check the deeds. Are they dropped kerbs as really noone should park on them - they often are on newer estates as usually the planning consent stipulates 1 to 2 spaces per household so the builders put them in. Then it's a complaint about parking and a reason not to put in yellow lines.
If they are parking outside any stuipulations in the deeds complain to the rental agent. But they often ignore that sort of thing irritatingly.

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 18:38:17

I need to look at the deeds again and figure out what is private vs. council. The whole carpark is owned in sections.

I'll check deeds again too.

If you're lucky this might be the thread that keeps on giving.

Neighbor and I had a bit of a row yesterday.

Today I am parked in another neighbors space (the one to the direct left against the other wall) as they need to park a van for a bit. So they nicely said, shall we swop for a bit so it's not causing you an issue to get out?

That will confuse them for starters...

YouParkLikeTwats Mon 11-Dec-17 18:40:04

Said neighbour who swapped is the only one who marked out her space with paint as a private spot. grin

Inertia Mon 11-Dec-17 18:43:59

I'd be asking them to move their car out of the turning circle every time you need to get in or out.

MikeUniformMike Mon 11-Dec-17 18:46:52

I'm not sure if 'allocated' parking means that you own it. You'd need to check.

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