People parking outside our house
ReeRi · 28/12/2019 12:07
I find that people always tend to park outside our house when visiting the neighbours. I’m not sure why at all. This is quite a wide road. There is lots of parking as the houses are decent sized semis and detached with big gardens and most have two parking spaces or more. There are not many cars on the road at all so it is not a case of parking wherever you have space. There is nothing outside the neighbours’ houses and yet, when people visit, they park outside our house.
It is particularly annoying because we only recently moved and are decorating so don’t have curtains or blinds downstairs. There is a massive car parked in front of my living room.
I know I don’t own the road and people can park wherever they like but I’m just wondering why the neighbours’ friends and relatives park outside our house and leave the front or their houses clear?!
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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ReeRi · 28/12/2019 12:12
I don’t think it’s any easier to get to 🤔
This is a pic from on our drive looking down on to the car outside our house and the house next door where the person was going
Funnily enough a Range Rover has just parker there so I wonder if they were leaving the space free for someone else?! But it happens a lot
ReeRi · 28/12/2019 12:13
No it’s not blocking the light and there is no one in it now, although the guy in it was there going through stuff in his boot for ages before he went in the house
It’s just ugly to look at right outside the window and right in the middle, too, not even further down towards next door’s drive
I’m probably irrationally annoyed by this
DisplayPurposesOnly · 28/12/2019 12:15
They are parking there because they can.
You have quite a bit of space between you and the car so I don't understand why you're bothered. It's hardly up against your window.
If you're that bothered, get curtains/blinds sooner rather than later. Or put newspaper on the wndows.
Disfordarkchocolate · 28/12/2019 12:15
I find this odd too, some of our neighbours have visitors and instead of parking outside our neighbour's house, they park outside ours. Even odder is the next-door neighbour who parks half outside their own house and half outside our house. It drives my husband mad. Honestly, just ignore it because there is nothing you can do about it. It may be they are all used to the space being free outside your house.
ReeRi · 28/12/2019 12:16
If there are no double yellow lines and they are not blocking your drive then they aren't doing anything wrong
Yes I know they are not doing anything wrong, see OP.
I just find it strange as, if I go to someone’s house, I park outside their house (not next door’s), unless there is no space.
But yes it does it does annoy me and I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only person who would be annoyed by it
YouJustDoYou · 28/12/2019 12:18
Put a hedge in. Then you don't have to look at cars.
As you said, you don't own the road. People can park there if they want. YABVU. You should've bought a house with double yellows outside or something if you don't want your view ruined by the sight of a car that's not yours.
Mopmum35 · 28/12/2019 12:18
To be honest this would piss me off, the fact that they can park on the side that the house they are visiting....so you have a drive fair enough but what If you were to have visitors and they needed to park outside your house. Its inconsiderate. ( in my opinion)
Iggly · 28/12/2019 12:18
Well they won’t park on the space on the opposite side of that other car and don’t want to park too close to a drive.
They also won’t go scoping out every available space on the road, they’ll park in the first sensible spot which may be outside your house.
At the end of the day, if it bothers you then you’ve moved to the wrong house.
SunshineAngel · 28/12/2019 12:19
Does it matter? People on here so often seem to think they own the road - they don't. They can't park on your drive or in your garden, but other than that.. they have a right to park there, and you have no right to ask them to move .. so what's the point in getting wound up?
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