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parkingw4nkers Sun 25-Feb-18 15:57:10

I live on a new build development in a culdesac circle. When I moved in I was allocated a parking space with a number plaque on however it has recently been removed as the council considered the plaques to be a tripping hazard (another story!) i rent the property so I'm unsure if the parking space is in the deeds however I will contact the landlord to check if I can't resolve it first. A new neighbour has just moved in and has been parking in my space or blocking me in so tightly that it is a nightmare to get out and if I drive out it is almost impossible to get back in. We are the only houses that don't have a parking space directly outside of our house because we are both on a corner, my front door faces onto an alleyway and his onto the road and my front window is on the side and faces the road, which I think is why I don't have a parking space outside of my house as I would have a car directly under my living room window. Our houses are side by side but separated by the road. My space is on the other side of the road, next to the side of his house. His space is on the road In front of his house but further up, not directly in front of it. Sorry for the long post, I want to post a picture but I don't want to be outed so I have tried to (badly!) construct a diagram! I physically have no where else to park apart from in his space which is no where near my house.

DalekDalekDalek Sun 25-Feb-18 16:00:03

If it had a plaque once with your number on it then you can assume that it is your space regardless of the plaque being removed for H&S reasons however it is unreasonable to expect a new neighbour to know this if the plaque was removed before they moved in.

parkingw4nkers Sun 25-Feb-18 16:00:17

The old neighbours just used to park in front of their house even though it wasn't officially a space.

SluttyButty Sun 25-Feb-18 16:00:28

Why didn’t the council paint the numbers on if the plaque was a health and safety hazard?

Aprilshowerswontbelong Sun 25-Feb-18 16:00:44

Can you paint your house number on the ground?

Tainbri Sun 25-Feb-18 16:05:46

I think you need proper written clarity from the landlord. It could be the new neighbour just doesn't know any different and unless there's clarity he probably thinks it's you being awkward

Mummyoflittledragon Sun 25-Feb-18 16:26:43

Get the landlord or letting agent to show them a copy of the deeds and ask the new neighbour to park inside their space, not yours.

ChasedByBees Sun 25-Feb-18 16:31:29

Have you tried speaking with them?

SlackPanther Sun 25-Feb-18 16:35:35

Get a copy of the deeds or whatever from your landlord, or as part of your lease or whatever, show it to your neighbour and say “I think since the council painted out the numbers there has been confusion. As you see here, this is the space allocated for me and this is yours. Is that OK with you?”

Julie8008 Sun 25-Feb-18 16:36:19

Do you actually have a parking space included in your lease? If you do then its simply a matter to raise with your LL and for them to sort. If you don't then its not your space.

Tistheseason17 Sun 25-Feb-18 16:38:16

Speak to landlord first and let us know how you get on

Snowysky20009 Sun 25-Feb-18 16:41:25

I can't understand your diagram sorry.

BewareOfDragons Sun 25-Feb-18 16:54:08

I can't understand the diagram either.

Have you talked to your neighbour?

Shadow666 Sun 25-Feb-18 17:01:39

I would check with the landlord first and establish that it is actually your space. If so, it's time for a chat with your neighbour.

duffaho Sun 25-Feb-18 17:09:21

Im not sure I understand the diagram but I think its showing that neither of you have a space that is intuitively positioned for your houses. Bonkers
No wonder your neighbour parks as s/he does .They probably think youre taking the piss and have no idea they are in the wrong. Check with the landlord before going to the neighbour. Once you have the correct information and can show it to your neighbour you can get the space marked up if you feel the need.

BTW - I always struggle with these pictures since they come up quite small. Anyone know how to enlarge them on a laptop?

Knittedfairies Sun 25-Feb-18 17:12:32

I can’t understand the diagram either, but speaking to the landlord would seem the way to go.

@duffaho I use an iPad mini but can see the diagram if I 'click' on it. (Still don't understand it though..)

Whoville Sun 25-Feb-18 18:32:01

If I've got the diagram right then his space is closer to your house and your space is closer to his? He might just be confused, ask the landlord for copy of deeds and show the neighbour.

duffaho Sun 25-Feb-18 20:23:21

@Knittedfairies
Thank you. If I click on the picture it does come up a little bit bigger but not really enough to make it more decipherable -and its not just this diagram . Id like to be able to really enlarge them somehow .

LolitaLempicka Sun 25-Feb-18 20:25:49

The diagram is fine. Her space is opposite the side of her house, and next to his house. His space is on the other side of his house, so further away from her house. It is an awkward set up, but there is no road outside her front door.

parkingw4nkers Sun 25-Feb-18 20:39:50

Yes that's right Lolita, I have no actual road to park on, it is a fully dropped footpath with no kerb at the side of my house so if I were to park there I would be blocking the footpath, not to mention blocking the light into my living room. He has sandwiched In behind me again tonight, he is a pretty large man so I have my suspicions that he is mansplaining and trying his luck against the little woman. His car is now hanging off the end of the road, he could easily park in front of his house if he wanted to even though it isn't officially a space, the tram previous neighbours used to.

Stewpudding Sun 25-Feb-18 20:41:06

You could look at the planning application for the development (on the Council’s website) and see if plans show who the spaces are allocated to. Might not, but should only take you a couple of mins compared with the faff of contacting landlord.

FlouncyDoves Sun 25-Feb-18 20:43:05

That’s got to be the worst diagram ever.

Bluelady Sun 25-Feb-18 20:46:15

Can't you just park where you think he should? Or is that too easy?

parkingw4nkers Sun 25-Feb-18 20:46:46

Flouncy, I am aware it is rubbish, the layout is pretty complicated to try and describe, there are houses facing various ways and parking spaces all over the place. I am no artist I admit.

parkingw4nkers Sun 25-Feb-18 20:47:56

He has lived there for about 3 weeks and has only started doing this for the past week so I'm sure he is aware that the space doesn't belong to him.

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