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To want him to move his car off my drive?

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Cactusjelly00 Wed 13-Dec-17 09:15:06

Co worker got pulled over for not having valid vehicle registration (not in the uk laws differ here)
He asked if he could park his car on my drive for one night (2 nights ago, it's now 7pm on the 3rd day) I said ok, he doesn't have a home at the moment (staying in an apartment with friends while he searches) as he's new to the area - nowhere else to park it and I was trying to be nice. Stupid me. If his car isn't kept on private property until its re registered the police can impound it.
Anyway, he's now saying he can't afford to get the registration done until payday which is next week. But I need his car off my drive, I have an important delivery tomorrow (a very large one) my driveway is very long and extremely steep as I'm in a flood prone area, a delivery lorry cannot park in the street and will need to reverse onto my drive and take my things in via the back entrance.
They're coming between 2-3pm tomorrow. I've told him he MUST have his car gone by midday tomorrow but he's refusing.
I do have the authority to have his car removed by the police but then this will be charged to him and his car may be impounded until he registers it or finds somewhere else for it.
Seems a bit heartless to me but then I did only agree to one night!

Babieseverywhere Wed 13-Dec-17 09:17:04

You warned him..get it towed.

BMW6 Wed 13-Dec-17 09:18:00

Just tell him that either he moves it by your deadline or you will have car removed by the police as you describe. His call.

steff13 Wed 13-Dec-17 09:18:09

I'd have it towed. If he's outright refusing to move it, say, "it has to be gone, if you don't move it I'll have no choice but to have it towed." If he still chooses not to move it, it was his decision, not yours.

Pouncival Wed 13-Dec-17 09:18:40

I do have the authority to have his car removed by the police but then this will be charged to him and his car may be impounded until he registers it or finds somewhere else for it

Give him a final warning that if his car is not removed by midday tomorrow you will do the above

not heartless, I HATE people who put others into awkward positions

chickenowner Wed 13-Dec-17 09:19:29

I agree, you have asked him, he has refused.

You only agreed for the car to be there for one night.

Get it towed.

If not I suspect that the car will still be on your drive in 6 months time!

HermionesRightHook Wed 13-Dec-17 09:22:32

Oh how awkward. But he's the one causing to awkward. You have to just tell him bluntly that you feel for his situation but you absolutely need the drive clearing. If he doesn't move it you'll be calling the police at X o'clock to have it towed. Point out that his choice is between definitely getting the car impounded or taking the risk that mot might be - either way it needs to be gone.

Mulberry72 Wed 13-Dec-17 09:23:19

Get it towed.


Cactusjelly00 Wed 13-Dec-17 09:24:44

Feel a bit of an idiot but just wanted to be helpful... normally works out but this time think I've been taken for a knob.
I'll message him saying "hi you need to get your car by midday at the latest, otherwise I'll have to inform the police and have them remove it. Your choice, but it can't stay where it is." And hope he gets it removed. It would be very costly for him if he didn't and even though he's acting like a cock I don't want him to lose lots of money so hopefully he sees sense about it.

Butterymuffin Wed 13-Dec-17 09:29:23

Just goes to show, people shouldn't be dicks. I bet if he'd said 'of course I'll move it, and would you mind if I then put it back on the drive till next week when I can pay to register it?' you'd probably have agreed. But he's pissed his chips now. Don't listen to any more badgering, just repeat the same text if you need to.

araiwa Wed 13-Dec-17 09:30:56

what do you mean you have the authority to get the police to tow it?

police won't touch it if its on private grounds usually

unfortunateevents Wed 13-Dec-17 09:38:27

Araiwa the OP already said she isn't in the UK - different laws obviously apply.

PyongyangKipperbang Wed 13-Dec-17 09:38:32

OP has said she isnt in the UK and that the law is different where she is.

ElephantsandTigers Wed 13-Dec-17 09:39:01

I would say why, because of the delivery situation, otherwise he might think it's an empty threat and you'll still have his car on the drive and the delivery hassle.

RunRabbitRunRabbit Wed 13-Dec-17 09:39:20

Midday is cutting it fine. Removed by 8am or 9pm prior is where I'd go.

Actually, no I wouldn't. After his dickishness, especially refusal to remove, I'd give him an hour to have it gone. It's not like it is broken down, he just needs to pay for a private parking space somewhere. He could drive it away now.

CoraPirbright Wed 13-Dec-17 09:40:14

It’s not at all likely that the police will happen to swing by at the exact time of your delivery, is it? I would tell him to come and move it onto the road for the hours that you need for the delivery and then move it back. It does sound like he is in an awkward position given that he’s new to the area/doesn’t have a permanent home yet.

f83mx Wed 13-Dec-17 09:41:30

He's refusing to move it - even temporarily after you've done him a favour? F it, tow it. Cheeky swine.

abbsisspartacus Wed 13-Dec-17 09:41:36

You could compromise? Ask for the key move it for the delivery then move it back?

But if he is acting like a cock get it towed

witchofzog Wed 13-Dec-17 09:45:27

What is it with people. How cheeky can you get? Telling you no when you have done him a favour in the first place is so rude.

I agree that midday is cutting it fine. It would need to be removed by say 10am just to be safe

blueskyinmarch Wed 13-Dec-17 09:48:36

How rude. Surely he could move it in the morning and pay for parking somewhere?

Mummyoflittledragon Wed 13-Dec-17 10:02:06

Definitely he needs to remove it. Permanently. I wouldn’t let let him return the vehicle after. He’s being a Dick.

OhforfucksakeFay Wed 13-Dec-17 10:04:44

How rude! Have you explained about the delivery? He should move it anyway but he does he realise the inconvenience

Wineandrosesagain Wed 13-Dec-17 10:05:39

What a cheeky fucker. I would give him one warning - gone by 8am or call the police. Don't give him until lunchtime as the police may not respond by the time of your delivery.

Cactusjelly00 Wed 13-Dec-17 10:10:11

It can't be kept on public land/in a car park. So no he can't just pay for parking elsewhere, it needs to be somewhere that's private and where he has the owners consent to put it there, knowing it's unregistered. That won't apply in a car park, unfortunately, as they are gov/council run and won't give that consent, a private car park perhaps but around here it's only beach car parks which are all gov run. A bit like in the UK if you have your car on SORN.
I don't know if he knows anyone else who'll let him put it somewhere, but it's not my problem.
Imo he's behaved irresponsibly driving without registration (which is effectively your basic third party insurance and road tax rolled into one here) if he had no reg I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be paying additional insurance either, so pretty irresponsible from where I'm sitting. I'm just getting fucked off thinking he's the one who's behaved like a dick, why on earth should I be the one inconveniencing myself for that? As pps say it's not like it broke down or he's had an accident....

I'd probably ring the police between 11 and 12 on the dot, removal/response wouldn't take long especially as there's already a report on it (as he was caught in the first place) and they've listed it as being with me temporarily (they need to know where it is kept when not registered) , most of the time taken up in this sort of thing is verifying the cars owner and such details. I would be cutting it a bit fine if I phoned later than 12 though, as they'd probably have it off the drive within circa 90 minutes.

Still awaiting a response from coworker after my last text - it's 8pm now so don't know if he'll respond tonight but if not I'll ring and reaffirm in the morning (so he can't deny receiving the text)

As stated, the law is different here which is why I'm trying to explain the ins and outs of each law/what registration is, I've got the legalities covered it was the aspect of "am I being a cunt if I do this?" Turns out I'm not. (Thank you!)

malmi Wed 13-Dec-17 10:14:42

Bit late now but if anyone asks to leave their car on your property you should insist on keeping a key just in case you need to move it.

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