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RainbowBriteUk · 30/04/2021 19:42

I live in a terrace with a dickhead NDN. Our backyards have gates which open out on to the alleyway and we use them for taking bins out. NDN parks his van out the back and often leaves shit all around it (building materials, paint pots). I've not been able to get my bin in before but soon i'm going to need access. It pisses me off that if he's parked there i'm going to have to knock and ask him to move (not on great terms) especially as he shouldn't be parked there anyway. He sometimes even parks it right in front of my gate! He's a dick of the highest order. If he's parked when I need access and refuses to move it or goes out for the day and I can't get hold of him to move it, what are my options? There is plenty of on-street parking by the way. He just takes cheeky fucker to a whole new level!!!

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RainbowBriteUk · 13/05/2021 19:52

I'm still worried about this. He's the one who turned his music up VERY loud when I asked him nicely to turn it down. I'm sure if I ask him to move his van when I need access he's going to be troublesome and refuse.

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4PawsGood · 13/05/2021 19:54

Are there other people beyond you that he’s blocking in? Could you leave your bin at the end of the alley, or by his house?

Need a diagram really Wink


RainbowBriteUk · 13/05/2021 20:14

A bin won't stop him. He would just move it. I need him to completely leave the alley vacant because i'm moving out. My sofa will only fit out of the back door. It's an awkward shape and size.

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HerMammy · 13/05/2021 20:16

Just speak to him, tell him the day you need access and would be mind it parking there.
Surely he’s not there all day every day?


Homemadearmy · 13/05/2021 20:21

As you are moving out I'd be tempted to buy him a few beers for the inconvenience.
I know it's not a inconvenience and he is in the wrong. But rather than worry about him being arsey id try to sweeten him up


RainbowBriteUk · 13/05/2021 20:38

@HerMammy at weekend he is parked there all day.

@Homemadearmy It's less than he deserves!

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FuckyouCovid21 · 13/05/2021 20:49

Why should she buy him beer?! Just tell him you're moving on whatever day and can he please park at the front so you can get your stuff out, make sure you've got someone with you in case he's a dick about it


RainbowBriteUk · 13/05/2021 21:25

@FuckyouCovid21 Exactly! He's getting nothing from me! He/they have been a nightmare with noise and not giving a fuck since I moved in. Loud music in the bedroom at 12.30am one Sunday night/Monday morning when I had to be up early for work? Entitled, self-centred bastards. My home, even though it's rented is my dream home. I love it except for them. Their shitty behaviour is forcing me to move to protect my mental health. I hate them. Twats of the highest order.

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RainbowBriteUk · 13/05/2021 21:30

@FuckyouCovid21 If I asked him in advance he'd probably park the van out the back to block access and go out for the day. That's the sort of person he is.

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Speakuptomakeyourselfheard · 13/05/2021 21:54

Do you have a car or a friend with a car who could park there instead so that he can't? I think that's what I'd be inclined to do if at all possible.


Homemadearmy · 14/05/2021 00:23

As the op said he's likely to park there and go out if she asked him to move. I was thinking outside the box really with the buying him beer and being nice. Im not a idiot, I know he doesn't deserve beer. But I thought if it prevented him being arsey it was worth a go.


nancy75 · 14/05/2021 00:27

I agree with pp, block the alley when he’s not there do he can’t park.

You have my sympathy, I have neighbours like yours & it really does get you down


Slippy78 · 14/05/2021 00:35

Show him a copy of your deeds that prove you have access rights and if he doesn't move then ring the police.


JustLyra · 14/05/2021 01:49

It might not work, but when MIL moved in with us she “accidentally” let herself be overheard in the garden telling someone (me) to just park “all the cars at the back, as the neighbour parks at the front” then said “no, I don’t need to ask him, he never parks at the back so I don’t care if he doesn’t want all the cars there ”.

Her annoying neighbour smugly parked at the back and watched from the window.... while we used the access we needed to move her out Grin


LadyWhistledownsQuill · 14/05/2021 01:56

Buy a couple of very cheap scrap cars, block him in at either end and leave them until the council eventually remove them as dumped?


lydia2021 · 14/05/2021 02:02

I think it may be deemed blocking a fire exit. Your local fire brigade give free advice and assessment if you ask them. He might not feel so inclined to block you in if there is a chance of fire in the front door area of your home. And you cant get out, so fire back as it were, by looking at it from a legal point of view.


AntiHop · 14/05/2021 02:12

I remember your other thread. I hope you love your new place and that you have peace.


AnotherKrampus · 14/05/2021 02:22

This is not meant as advice but when I have been in a situation where someone blocked the gates and I needed to leave fairly urgently to take my mother to hosptial, I smashed their car window, undid their handbrake and pushed it out of the way. No CCTV cameras there though.

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