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Right, sick to death of my neighbour now. He's a nice chap, lives on his own, around 38. Now he parks his car at the end of the road right outside my house. This means I can't get in and out of my space all that well, but it doesnt take too much. I have 2 spaces. One is taken up with his ex housemates motorbike. When I moved in, I said it was fine, he can keep it there, I don't need it. But, now, the housemate has left (around 4 months ago) and the bike is still there in my space.

So, out of my two spaces I have one I can use (the other is difficult to use anyway due to it's position, so suits a bike). This one I can use is made difficult to get out of because of where he parks.

When his girlfriend comes round, seems to be every wednesday and friday, she parks where the silver vectra currently is, she's normally got a clapped out renault espace.

As you can see, I am now completely blocked in, or depending on if I'm out, blocked out of my space. The ford mondeo is next doors the other side, he's a good bloke and agree's with me (as she often blocks him in too and he's got a disabled wife so needs to manouvre the car so she can get in it easy).

So, shes now parked there, and they go out, or they are having sex basically. I needed to knock once to get my car out, he didnt answer, they had gone to the pub.

Now. He's got his own 2 spaces. On the left of the picture you see a green fence. This is a small playground, his spaces are on the other side of this fence. So means a 10-15 second walk if that to get to his car, which is why he parks it where he does. His spaces are forever empty. I actually started using one for my old golf, but think why the hell should I as he's taken my space.

Also, what you dont see in the pic is her bonnet (silver car) is now blocking the gate to the playground completely. Kids cannot get in or out unless they walk right round to the other side.

So, shes blocking me in or out, blocking the playground etc and often if theres a kids bike in front of the playground she will park further away and block me and next door in.

Point is, I don't wanna have a fued going on, so what can I do? I have asked before to move, but he dont seem to get the hint. It's pretty obvious he dont give a damn so long as they are ok and have to walk 5 secs instead of 15.

Do I go moaning to the housing association (who would actually clamp him and her which does me no good) as no parking is allowed on the roads because of access, or go round yet again and be polite, or do i this time, get angry like I am feeling and start an ongoing fued?

It's just so annoying. Can they not see what they are doing?! Where their bonnets are there is a pavement, which they are completely blocking and he blocks the pavement also round past the playground, so kids have to walk on my garden to get round the other side.
 

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T0ssers !

If you've done the correct thing & spoke to them already, the next step would be to report them, maybe they will be warned 1st before clamping, or as I know your a computer geek, why not create your own "parking notice" sticker with all the correct details on for the housing assocation, saying something like

"Polite Notice"

"This motor vehicle is parked illegaly & will be clamped the next time it is spotted parked in this area"

I'd also stop being so nice & get the bike out your spot, if they want to play silly buggers, so can you...........& get a mate to pop round & block them in next time [Y]
 

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If it were me I'd go and speak nicely to him first, then if this didn't work I'd report him to the Housing Association as you'd have already warned him twice and given him opportunity to do something.  The other option is to move that motorbike yourself (wheel it away from your space and knock it over as if someones tried to nick it) then park your R32 longways like that Vectras park across both your bays, should make it easiler to get in and out.  If they both belong to you why can your one car take up both of them?  BTW mate where is the Mondeo?  Do you mean the red Sierra Sapphire?
 

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Sorry the red mondeo is on the right of the R32. Thats the blokes the other side of me, who's absolutely fine, if a bit nosey, you know the kind!

Shes actually gone now, I heard a bit of shouting (tiny bit, walls are pretty good here!) and now the car's gone. So I'm free to move again.

Theres basically 5 houses on this part. We each have 2 spaces. My two just are at the end of the culdisac. His two are round the other side of the playground.

If the motorbike was moved I still would not be able to use my space as he would have blocked me from getting out of it. I'd need a decent swing to get into it, cus his car (the red one, old saab bottom of the pic) is where it is, I wouldn't be able to swing in.

My other car is parked in his space, thought sod it why not. But it's a bit inconsiderate to not move a bike when the housemate has gone (why the housemate left it there god only knows, I know it runs fine as he used to use it) and then make it so I can't use any of my spaces.

I'll have another word. If it continues, I'll go housing association. It's their roads and it's not just me he's blocking, its pavements.

Other than that, he seems a genuinely nice bloke, very shy, will say hello and people who left here said he was excellent. He dont make any noise or havemusic blaring or anything. Just this!
 

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BTW mate where is the Mondeo? Do you mean the red Sierra Sapphire?
That's not a Saph, boots too small, and the back windows too large.

I presume his spaces are off screen to the left of the railing, or by the Green A4?

I'd ask him to start using his spaces, as it's wasting both your time's by keep knocking and asking him to move. Even if it's just his g/f who starts to use one of his spaces, soon as she's only there twice a week.

If that doesn't work then as suggested a fake ticket should work...
 

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Right I have created a bad little drawing! Sorry about the quality, there are kids in the playground and I can't keep pulling back the net's to take photo's!!!!

The red X's mark his two spaces. There are 4 spaces there, and a black peugeot. The black peugeot at the end is his neighbour, end of the 5 houses, I'm the 3rd along (and shes damn cute!!).

Her boyfriend has a red escort and parks next to her, using their spaces correctly.

I'm not sure who's the rest of the spaces are, I think they are for the 2 houses opposite me facing the other way, which you can see in the top picture, at least their back yard.

The green X marks my old car. Which you can hardly see. That's where I have to park it because I can't use my second space. He knows this, he has not done anything about it. Sometimes I use one of his spaces. That old car is about a 25 sec walk from the front door, if that, (though I do have to walk round his red car to get to it like the kids do to get to the bottom of the small park!!).

The yellow X is the gate to the small park which opens outwards, so as not to hit kids in there I presume. When she parks there, obviously that gate is then out of use. Kids often leave their bikes or little scooter things just outside that gate as they are not allowed in the play area. If the bikes etc are there, she will simply park further up and block not only me in, but the red mondeo next door in also. She will not think 'oh I'll use one of the proper spaces'.

The arrow shows how I get in and out of my space. Impossible to use the one where the motorbike is because his car and the playground would stop me from getting any type of swing in whatsoever. If his car wasn't there and the motorbike was not there, sure, I could use it.

Now, before hsi housemate moved out for whatever reason, his housemate would always use the correct parking spaces. The bike was there as the previous owners of this house only had one car and said yes, use it as we dont anyway (fair enough).

I hope that makes more sense. If anyone knows who's the massive great hippy van is, please let me know as I think it's been dumped there!! Feel sorry for those who live down there!
 

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Ive got the same problem. Ive lived here for 20yrs but still they park on my Disabled bay and blocking my gates.

It's not so much the neighbours it's the scum that come visiting that dont give a to55. Lost count of the times ive been blocked in the next morning.

I went and told all the neighbours that if i was blocked in by their car i would phone the police as why the hell should i knock on their door just to get out of my drive in the morning... If he's a good bloke he will understand if he's a s**t and keeps blocking you in i would see the housing association.

The bad feeling is not of your doing it's all down to him and his lady friend. Fued lol he's not worried so why should you be, kick his ass lol
 

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I am in a similar situation, so not sure what to say

Some dope just moved in and is making it hard for me to park in my drive way.

I have to basically do a 3 point turn to get into my driveway.

Would be good to know how your situation goes

Hafizur
 

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I have reciently had this problem and now have it sorted.

Fact is if your being inconvenienced by a neighbour... they either dont know that theyre getting on your wick, or they dont care.

Either way the best way to get their attention is face to face (politely) explaining your concerns and asking them to move or park elswhere.

If they dont answer the door... write a (polite) note and post it.

Worked for me... last thing you want is war of the neighbours... that would be a nightmare and is to be avoided at all costs!
 

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If it was me I would make a polite nuisance of myself and ask them to move it as you want to go out/come in. Do this late at night and early in the morning frequently at awkward times. But do it politely otherwise you will start a feud. If after a few times of you getting them out at inconvenient times they don't get the message, then escalate your complaint. Ask them to park more considerately and ask them to move the bike. If all this fails then report them.

Just one question though, are they parking in legitimate parking spaces? If so, then I can't see that you have an argument other than they're using the wrong spaces which is an issue for the owner of the spaces.
 

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I would speak to him once more. I would ask him to move the bike out of your space so that you can move your Golf into it. Then I would raise the issue of him (or his visitors) blocking in your spaces. I can't believe that the space occupied by the silver Mondeo is a usable space so people shouldn't be parking there. He is not using his assigned spaces because you and the other occupiers are letting him. They is no reason why this should become a feud or escalate to anything other than a polite conversation. Point out that you have talked about this before and that you don't wish it to talk about it again as it is very trivial, however, if need be you will talk to the HA regarding the situation.

Quite safe to assume that the car park is Private Land therefore tax disc is irrellevant, however it should have been SORN'd.

Failing that, kick him in the downstairs bits until he gives in.
 

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Not legitimate parking spaces no. Not even a parking space, it's the end of a small cul-de-sac road and then the playground starts, well if you can call it a playground. Certainly not parking spaces.

Next time it happens, which I reckon will be friday I will make a point of going out, and make a point of going round there.

The bike don't bother me that much infact I'd rather continue using his space and let him have the bike there. My space the bike is in is a very awkward one, whereas his isn't. Awkward because it's too narrow really. I just deffo want the R where it is, as you have to go round a U bend thing to get there, whereas where the old golf is, it's a straight road and out into town. Where the 32 is it's just a bit be secluded.
 

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Failing that, kick him in the downstairs bits until he gives in.
lol that's my boy[:p]

I had similar issues when I stayed in a flat. In addition I had neighbours who made excessive noise and didn't give a monkey's about anyone else. Well they did when I purchased a REL subwoofer and shook their lounge to bits[<:eek:)].

For me pounding their front doors and threatening violence worked every time. Result.

You need to get out of there and buy yourself a detached house mate.
 

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Well I had an idea actually. Went to the shop earlier, the hippy van, which I'm sure has been dumped there has had it's windows smashed. Sure, don't condone that, but can see why it's been done, but they left glass all over the pavement. Someones dumped it, it's huge, theres loads of rubbish in the back and it's right in the way (it's parked where the road joins the cul-de-sac, so you have to move round it).

Maybe I could feed the chav kid's some **** and shandy and they could start letting tyres down [:p]

In all seriousness though, saw him today, said hiya, and he said 'hi mate, sorry about the car yesterday, i did try telling her but you know what women are like'.

So he can see it I suppose, let's hope it stays that way.
 

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Have you got GAS in your flat if so run a tube from your gas supply through is letter box seal the letter box turn on gas for 2 - 3 hours then move your car plus leave flat and come back, air his flat remove and dump bodys in local river woods your choice.

Jobs a good un
 

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The insult! I do not live in a flat! And erm, also have no gas either. I could maybe fart through his letterbox? Reccomended food?!
 
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