Street Parking Dispute with Neighbour. Should I Move
Last edited 07/06/2019 - 10:07 by 1 other user
Here’s my story. (there is tldr down the bottom for those who are lazy like me)
One of my friend moved into my house two weeks ago. Since our carport can only fit two cars, he has to park his car out on the street.
Our street can only fit around three cars in width-wise so it isn’t very wide. However you can park on the street as long as it doesn’t have a solid line on the middle of the street. The problem is the line starts from my house so I can’t park the car out the front of my house. So unfortunately it has to be parked at one of my neighbours’ houses.
The first day he moved in, he parked his car between my driveway and my next door’s (neighbour 1) driveway. We all commute to work by train and we use my cars on the weekend
(his car is a bomb) so the car was parked at the same spot for the past two weeks.
This Monday, we found a letter stuck on the windshield saying he almost hit my friend’s car while reversing out of his driveway and asked to move the car elsewhere. It also said if we don’t move the car, he’ll assume it’s a stolen vehicle and contact the council to tow it away.
We assumed the letter was from neighbour 1 (but now I’m certain it’s from neighbour 3) since it was parked next to his driveway. (I’ve known neighbour 1 ever since I moved in 7 years ago and we’re in good terms). On the following day, we moved the car to the opposite side of the street and wrote an apology letter to neighbour 1.
Today I was out for driving my friend’s car so his battery doesn’t go flat and when I came back, neighbour 3 came up to me asking where I live and basically told me I’ll have to find somewhere else to park otherwise the ‘council will be called’. I didn’t want to confront him so I just told him I’ll find a new spot soon.
Our street gets literally full with parked cars during the daytimes since there is a community centre located about 20m down the road (but the street gets empty at night though). I really can’t think of any other spots other than a train station which is around 5 minutes walk.
Should I move the car to the train station or just leave it there?
I parked a car on the opposite side of my house (neighbour 2’s house) and the next door neighbour of neighbour 2 (neighbour 3) asked to park elsewhere or he’ll call the council. Only spot I can think of is the train station which is 5mins walking distance. Should I move my car to avoid further dispute? plus I’m upset
58Leave it where it is
4Just move the car elsewhere and carry on with your life
3Park the bomb next to his driveway to piss him off