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to park in the space and ignore his 'sign' not to?

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LizzyLooLoo · 27/07/2017 21:26

We live in a very busy street, at our end there is 4 blocks of flats, each consisting 4 flats each so lots of cars.

There is a few driveways for the backs of the houses in the street infront of ours, so a lot of the street space (no allocated spaces or bays) is taken up by these and its often hard to get a space particularly after 5pm.

One of these houses don't have a driveway, they seem to have made their own version of one but instead of a parking space for a car they have a large shed. On the shed he has spray painted no parking, and has put a similar sign on his back gate, this whole 'area' is about two car spaces long and it irritates me especially when it rains and we have to park round the corner with two young DCs. The kerb isn't dropped at all so has he any right to do this? We've lived here around a year and so far I haven't seen anyone park in the spaces.

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Silverdream · 27/07/2017 21:31

He doesn't have a right to. I'd take a picture for evidence. Either park there or report to the council.


TroelsLovesSquinkies · 27/07/2017 21:47

I'd park there, it's not a council sign, and it's not a dropped curb.


Dumdedumdum · 27/07/2017 21:52

I'd be inclined to ask the council for advice first and then park once they tell you you can.


PelvicFloorClenchReminder · 27/07/2017 21:58

Get a can of spray paint and obscure the 'No' appropriately first, then park there. It will have the same validity.


MaisyPops · 27/07/2017 21:59

Park there and report him to the council.

Sounds like an entitled git.

I don't understand people getting so arsey about parking when they've chosen a house with no parking.

If it matters that much, buy a house with parking just like I want a garage so I buy houses with a garage.


MaisyPops · 27/07/2017 22:00

*Just to clarify. That last 'if it matters...' is about HIM by the way. If he cares enough he should get a place with parking.

Otherwise he should just accept the pot luck like everyone else.


RestingBitchFaced · 28/07/2017 19:09

Do they not even park there themselves?


Leeds2 · 28/07/2017 19:11

Think I would be reporting to the Council too.


Tamatoa · 28/07/2017 19:15

I have similar near a local dog walk....a bright red 'resident parking only' sign, bought from amazon. I joyfully park (legally, I assure you) there and every time the home owner comes out. They never say anything, but seem to want to very badly 😂
One day I'm sure they will try and feed me a bullshit line about residents parking, but I've got my replies ready!


cariadlet · 28/07/2017 19:18

Nobody owns the road. There's a car parked right outside my house at the moment which means DP won't be able to park there when he gets home (we don't have a driveway).

It's annoying, but that's life - especially if you live in an area with flats or (like us) a road full of older houses that were built before many people had cars.


GwenStaceyRocks · 28/07/2017 19:21

It depends if he owns the land. Our friend has a house with an L-shaped bit of land included in the deeds. New neighbours always think it's open car parking but it isn't. It is their land.

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