To get annoyed about neighbour parking next to my house when they have a garage?
mumfor1standfinaltime · 07/11/2007 15:14
I live in an end terrace house on a new build development. I have a drive at the rear of my house and no garden at all. I have a parking space next to my house too which is meant for visitors. One neighbour who lives opposite me has a garage she doesn't use, she has 2 cars and squeezes them next to my house.
The latest thing is to scribble 'parking for numver x' with chalk on the side of my house!!
Walnutshell · 07/11/2007 15:26
How brave are you feeling? Usually a friendly conversation resolves these matters and leaves you wondering why you built up your antagonism. So, perhaps you could gently remind her that it is a space for your visitors but if she needs to use it now and again, you can come to an agreement - ie in tones of how generous you are being.
mumfor1standfinaltime · 07/11/2007 15:27
It can get annoying as she seems to think she owns the right to park there!
The houses are owned by a housing association, as are the spaces. (would love to buy our house and the parking space just to fence it off and completely piss her off)
Have spoken to the housing association about the space next to me house and reporter her 'artwork'. They sent someone out to clean the mess and said the space was for visitors and not just her.
I feel like buying another car and parking it there all day and all night.
Walnutshell · 07/11/2007 15:38
So she is allowed to park there? Hmm, tricky. I suppose however you feel about her, it wouldn't harm to attempt to be friendly so that you can work towards talking to her...? It's so horrible to have something like this bothering you every day that it's worth trying to find a way to deal with it or live with it.
mumfor1standfinaltime · 07/11/2007 15:38
Would love to move, but am trapped in house that is too small with no outside space which nobody wants to do an exchange to. Can't afford to buy in my area either so will be stuck here for years yet!
Guess it annoys me as she could park in her garage and I could park next my house (where she parks) and then I could have a garden (where my drive is!) gggrrr
mumfor1standfinaltime · 07/11/2007 15:43
I don't think she would listen tbh, she has a car and so does her grown up son, they both park there for most of the day. When I have a visitor I have to move my car to front of my house and risk a parking ticket so my visitor can park.
cleaninglady · 07/11/2007 15:51
I have just scanned so apologies if its already been said but could you start to park in the space on various occasions and put something on your drive (maybe childs trike or outside toy) so it doesnt look like your doing it maliciously but might get the point across that its not her permanant parking space?!
mumfor1standfinaltime · 07/11/2007 15:54
Thanks cleaning lady, we have done this couple of times. But space is rarely empty tbh. I will have to try harder to park there you may be right. I have got lots of plants and have put up some trellis to 'fence' drive off just so ds can go outside.
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