Parking wars - on my own drive !
AlphaBites · 26/07/2017 14:34
I know the rules, diagram is attached. 😉
I'm on half days this week and have just got home to find a car in my driveway. As we are a corner house we have two driveways, big enough for one car each. Parking is really tight around here and permit only too. Opposite us is 8 terraced houses with no allocated parking, so quite often they either park in their garages or in the handful or visitor bays opposite my place but in front of theirs. My front drive is VERY clearly my driveway.
Cheeky Fucker Neighbour (CFN) runs a business from home which involves a lot of clients coming and going from her house throughout the day (pet groomer) and he employs two people to help.
I came home today to find a car in my drive which was not DHs. So I park down the side (pink section) of the house on the road where neighbours park their cars. I go and knock on several doors to find out who it belongs too, turns out it's one of the employees who is staying for a little while longer (P/T). "But I'll only be another hour, so I'll move it then." I reply "No, move it now please as I have to unload my car." Person refuses and I end up leaving telling them to move it within 30 minutes.
That was an hour ago and when I knock on the door there is no answer.
My next door neighbour has just told me that this car is on either my front drive or rear drive each morning ! When he questioned them about it, apparently CFN has said it's OK for them to park there and they have cleared it with us. No they bloody haven't!
Thing is this went on last year but after words it sooner stopped but obviously they are doing it again.
I'm sat here glaring out my front window waiting for the fucker to move his car then we will have words. I would block it in, but the road is only wide enough for one car so would block the road.
requestingsunshine · 26/07/2017 14:41
A bit confused. You say there is room for 2 cars on your driveway, can't you get your car on your driveway at the moment with this other one there?
If not then they need to remove it right away surely? If you can still park your car then obviously they are really cheeky for parking on your drive, but it hasn't stopped you parking there aswell and so maybe give them a bit of time to move it as well as a stern don't do it again please. Rather than just sit by your window glaring, go and make a nice cuppa. or have I totally misunderstood this!
FooFighter99 · 26/07/2017 14:43
OP I've got the RAGE on your behalf!! This sort of thing really properly pisses me off. If I were you, I would be investing in chains or bollards or something anything to stop the cheeky fuckers parking on YOUR DRIVES in future and in the meantime, I'd leave them a very sweary note telling them to fuck the fuck off!
JacquesHammer · 26/07/2017 14:44
I might be checking the title deeds to see whether running a business is allowed.
I might be suggesting to CFN that unless he ensures his employees don't park on your property, I would be informing the council that there is a business being run from a residential property.
Gingerandgivingzerofucks · 26/07/2017 14:48
They refused to move? Fucking hell, I'd have gone ballistic, screaming banshee! Definitely report them for running businesses from a residential property. What wankers. Drop bollards, yes. Penguin bollards too cumbersome and not designs to be moved regularly. Google child bollards, even scarier!
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