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ntw123 Thu 11-Apr-19 22:09:36

I've lived in my house since mid 90's, parking on the narrow road at the front of my property (cul de sac). Neighbour across has driveway, never had an issue getting his car in or out, never had an issue where my car was parked. Neighbour is now in a care home, house sold to a couple with 2 big cars, one car in the driveway, one parked in the gravelled garden. Knock on the door. Excuse me mate could you move your car back as my wife struggles to get the car in and out.... ??? I parked in exactly the same place as always, allowing room for the driveway. Today I park up, and he is in his garden, hurls at me 'could you park somewhere else?'..... Never had a hello, or hi. Just, "shift your car". Er? They've lived there for 3 weeks.
Your thoughts?

sunshinesupermum Thu 11-Apr-19 22:11:01

No. Just no. flowers

KaterinaPetrova Thu 11-Apr-19 22:11:29

Nope. Tell them you're sorry but this is where you've parked for over 20 years and no one has ever not been able to get out of the drive opposite. Perhaps his wife needs to work on her driving.

eurochick Thu 11-Apr-19 22:12:27

No. Tell him the 90 year old former occupant managed so if or his wife are struggling perhaps they could get some driving lessons.

PenelopeFlintstone Thu 11-Apr-19 22:13:16

What did you say back?

Chocolateisfab Thu 11-Apr-19 22:13:26

Answer the door holding wineand say oops sorry MATE but you can't...

WiddlinDiddlin Thu 11-Apr-19 22:13:45

'If the 90 year old who lived there before you could manage to get in and out of his driveway with my car where it is, how come you can't?'

Demerit points for lack of diagram though!

TreadingThePrimrosePath Thu 11-Apr-19 22:14:37

She needs a smaller car. Or a bicycle.

Hearthside Thu 11-Apr-19 22:18:28

Nope he doesn't own the road as long as you are legally parked then nothing he can do .Parking is hard where i live , village street if someone has visitors then there not enough room .But that way it is we brought the house knowing it on street parking .Likewise he brought house knowing he could only park one car on the drive .Certainly don't move for him or he will think he can demand each time he doesn't like where it is .

roundligament Thu 11-Apr-19 22:26:56

If you can move up without it causing you any trouble then just move up
It's not easy or cheap to change cars/ drives
My neighbours kids asked me to get my drive done so I could fit my car into the 1930s width drive way (tight) without being anxious ... so they could park half over my drop kerb 🙄
You don't own the space outside on the road so share it and if you can give more room to her then give it
It's got nothing to do with how good she is at driving ..

8misskitty8 Thu 11-Apr-19 22:31:39

If his wife is parked on their gravelled garden does that bit have a dropped pavement ?

If it doesn’t then she shouldn’t be driving in/out it with her car as she’ll wreck the pavement.

As long as you are parked legally op then don’t move it. But I’d get a dash cam just incase.

MidniteScribbler Thu 11-Apr-19 22:49:32

If you can move up a couple of metres to make their life easier, why wouldn't you>?

User457990033gYpovd7 Thu 11-Apr-19 22:56:16

"house sold to a couple with 2 big cars"
Presumably the new Neighbours' cars are bigger than the previous neighbour's car so, if your car is parked directly opposite theirs, they will have more difficulty getting off the drive.

It sounds similar to the situation where people park on a road opposite a junction. This isn't allowed so you shouldn't do it opposite a dropped kerb.

@8misskitty8
"But I'd get a dash cam just in case"
What's the point of that? Isn't that only going to record when you are in the car and driving? It won't record if you're parked out front and get side-swiped.

KaterinaPetrova Thu 11-Apr-19 23:01:29

@User457990033gYpovd7 There are dash cams that work when the car is off. Mine does. It also permanently stores any "incidents"where the car is bumped or knocked.

Op, I recommend a dash cam with parking mode and turn it side facing when you're parked up just in case anything happens.

CallipygianFancier Thu 11-Apr-19 23:04:50

Dash cams can be set to to record permanently or if there's movement, as well as when you're driving.

If you can easily give them enough space to be able to let them out, I'd sag you might as well do it.
If there's nowhere to move to, tough. They should've bought a bigger property.

Holidayshopping Thu 11-Apr-19 23:07:27

Hmmm, diagram or it didn’t happen.

Difficult to comment until we know more detail. Are you parking in a strange way?

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