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Possibly but some git parked a huge land rover right outside my house

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HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 10:53:03

3 days ago

it hasn't moved

its in MY spot (OK I know I don't own the spot but its a quiet road with many parking spaces). Some stranger has chosen to park immediately outside my front door where I like to park to unload shopping and sleeping children.

I feel like reporting it as a stolen vehicle .. how long do I have to wait?

And I can see its ugly range rover roof from my sofa


<kind of hormonal>

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 10:56:02

I park my car outside my neighbours house on purpose because she complains it blocks her light.... revenge is sweet

<runs swiftly from thread>

southeastastra Thu 12-Jul-07 10:57:43

oh i know that feeling twigg it makes me unreasonably angry too so no yanbu

aloha Thu 12-Jul-07 10:59:45

Not as bad as our road where a neighbour has parked her dad's absolutely ancient, rusting, wreck of a giant 1980s mercedes in our street where parking is v difficult anyway. The tyres are now all flat too. It looks hideous.

Alfie72 Thu 12-Jul-07 11:02:26

Bugger it !! It's your front door- report em' and add to the charges they pay for it to run !!! If you live in the city- they'll be paying a hefy price to drive that monster around- pollution tax and if you are in London- extra congestion charge. can you park in front of it to wedge it in ?

TheMuppetMuggle Thu 12-Jul-07 11:02:36

Ours isn't that bad, but we have a really narrow street, and someone always parks at the end of the driveway (on otherside of road) but as sooo narrow makes hard to get off. And the neighbour on the green knows she does it. What annoys me i've never spoken to her so haven't offended her in anyway at least i don't think so

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:04:14

they're all bastards

<glares at Fio>

NeverTickleASleepingSoupDragon Thu 12-Jul-07 11:05:09

I'm sure you could report that as an abandoned vehicle, Aloha.

Twig,they've done it specifically to annoy you. Let's hope it's gone by your birthday. Ooh, maybe it's actually a birthday present!

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:05:17

it is parked right in the middle of space .. skip next door and end of road other side .. both of which spaces would fit 3/4 of a car

it is obnoxiously parked and it is an obnoxious vehicle

if it is still here at the weekend I am reporting it

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:05:54

I am getting a new car tomorrow I would like to be able to park it outside my house <sighs deeply>

PeachesMcLean Thu 12-Jul-07 11:06:45

Perhaps they needed to park somewhere?

YABU. It's a road. Bad luck.

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 11:06:59

my neighbours a dawg though twig

PeachesMcLean Thu 12-Jul-07 11:07:28

x post. To be fair, there's no excuse for BAD parking.

Wisteria Thu 12-Jul-07 11:07:39

YANBU - you don't own the street or the space obviously, but if it's been there for ages then report it as an abandoned vehicle!
People park outside my house all the time making it impossible to get off the drive and I know they're only there for 2 mins while they go to the shop but it's sooo IGNORANT!!!! Btw, there are other spaces which don't block any drives.

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:08:23

so why don't they park it outside their own sodding house?

it doesn't belong there .. it is not my car nor my neighbours .. it has been there 3 days

Fio ..I'm not surprised you don't get on with your neighbour

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 11:10:15

Have you checked the tax disc?

Aloha you definitely have a reportable case because the car is not road worthy so should not be parked on the road.

A car parked outside our local chip shop (I know because my friend lives next door - literally attached to it) for days on end and they reported it but the police did a check and it was valid taxed and registerd in our area so they did nothing. The chip shop were fuming because it is bad for business having a car stuck outside the shop. My friend was none too happy because all the chip shop customers were parking outside her house.

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 11:11:27

twigg I hope you dont mean me

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:12:47

what are you responding to Fio?

aloha Thu 12-Jul-07 11:13:41

It's taxed but certainly not roadworthy! It is a rusting heap. The skip next to it looks more roadworthy

Will report if it's still there after holiday (bet it will be)

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 11:14:33

saying you are not suprised my neighbour doesnt get on with me.....

HedTwigg Thu 12-Jul-07 11:15:06

OMG the tax disc is 30 June 2007 .. so its out

who do I complain to?

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 11:15:09

oh i dont get on with her...

maybe its a different thing. God I hate being pregnant and paranoid. Shall i come round and deal with the landrover?

Blu Thu 12-Jul-07 11:15:23

Twig! Get a grip! Unless there is specific reason to suggest that it is stolen, or untaxed (is it taxed) there is nothing to report and all you will do is waste the time of whoever checks all these things.

I would be irritated, I would be glaring at it with hate, but it's a public road, without a CPZ and if the vehicle is taxed they are entitled to park it where the hell they like.

I know it must be embarrassing because people might think it is yours, and it will scupper your bohemian reputation, but retreat into your bohemian mellowness and stop being so territorial and Victor Meldrewish!

FioFioJane Thu 12-Jul-07 11:15:36

erm dvla?

Blu Thu 12-Jul-07 11:16:36

ooops - cross-posted.

VERY pleased to hear it is your council and ask for the dept that deals with abandned vehicles and report it as untaxed and left.

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