My neighbours are car verge-parking wankbadgers
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 19:37
My neighbours bought a house with a drive only big enough for one car.
A few months back they began taking down the garden wall between us so they could fit two on, before I pointed out it was actually my boundary and not theirs (they never fixed the wall, but that's a whole other unfinished thread).
As a result of that, they now park one on their drive, and one on the verge outside my house. Yes, possibly a reaction to me not letting them knock down the wall, but honestly it wouldn't have fit two anyway. Would this annoy you?
I feel most normal people would either block themselves in, or park on the road.
I really don't care if people park 'in front of my house' - it's legal, whatever, but something about being on the verge is really winding me up. Of course I don't own that either! But on the roads around me the only other people who do this live in the house the car is parked in front of. It looks so messy. The grass is all chewed up underneath.
Right now her car has been parked right up to the edge of the grass all week, enough that it is difficult for me to get on and off my own drive if the other neighbours opposite park in the road too. There's loads of room to pull up closer to her own house.
If she was a normal person I would talk to her about it, but after the fiasco with the garden wall (she literally stormed off in a huff when I pointed out she was wrong, even though by this stage she had taken a lot of bricks off my wall!) she has avoided us.
I need to chill, don't I?
Instead I'm burning with car-parking rage!
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 19:46
Irritatingly, I just found an old post of hers in a FB group ( we are both in it), clarifying on a bad parking thread that our town got rid of the no verge parking bylaws a year ago (which could be used to fine people). So she’s doing it knowing ‘it’s not wrong’ so to speak.
Not breaking any rules. Just being an utter wank badger.
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 19:55
I have thought about parking on the verge next time she moves her car. Or rather I’d park half on and off so I don’t get blocked in. I honestly don’t know how she gets out - she parks there even if there’s a car parked on the road, so there’s barely any space between them.
I work school hours so have a lot of spare time...
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 20:00
I told her she couldn’t take the wall down, it was my boundary and she’s have to repair or replace it and she stormed off. Later that day my husband showed her partner the deeds and we verbally agreed they could replace with a fence if they really wanted but they’d have to pay and do it quickly.
They put our bricks in a skip and got rid of them and have avoided us ever since.
Really we should take them to small claims but then it would be an official dispute whereas right now I just think they’re terrible human beings.
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 20:03
They only removed a small section - enough to annoy me but it’s still standing.
Sorry it’s gone a bit drip feed. Essentially I am venting here as feel powerless in real life unless I decide to escalate things which is generally to be avoided with neighbours!
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 20:04
Tabby - it’s a wall between the two houses but deeds say it’s my side to maintain. I believe it would also be a boundary wall in that case.
But I really don’t know! At the time I was trying to nicely and calmly ask them to not take it down without checking into that stuff.
IndefatigableMouse · 03/12/2019 20:14
Sorry, I don't know what you mean, Tabby. My garden is in front of my house. They have a drive in front of theirs (if it looks like garden overlaps, that is my bad diagramming).
There is a wall between my garden and their drive. It is marked on my deeds as being mine to maintain. They wanted to take the wall down as they thought it was theirs.
How else can I explain it?
MissPepper8 · 03/12/2019 20:15
Yesss yanbu... I feel your pain op. My neighbours have a car, their daughter has a car. They made their garden smaller so they could have a double drive. It's got a wall around it but the double drive is open.
First they use to make anyone who visited park half way infront of my house (leaving a huge gap infront of their wall edge so they could turn into their drive). Fine visitors, I get it.. but now their 30 year old son has moved in with them and my neighbour now park's half infront of my house so that their kids can park on the drive. This means that if I get visitors they can't park infront of my house and have to goto the house next door to us.
Infuriating me lately!! The neighbour next to them has a long drive that fits two of their cars but they park deliberately outside their house now to stop them doing this to them.
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