To be tired of turning the other cheek and want to get revenge on my neighbours

(32 Posts)
Inebriatededna Wed 18-Dec-13 16:17:05

Back story we share a drive and despite not wanting to use the drive themselves neighbours do not want us to park in it even to unload shopping and the latest complaint means we can't even leave our wheelie bin in the drive .
so the drive sits empty and despite having space for two cars on their front they like to park one of their cars outside our house I know they have every right to do this but yet again this afternoon as soon as I went to pick the kids up from school he moved his car to outside ours meaning I had to carry a sleeping baby ,toddlers bags and kids half a mile up the road .
Am I being unreasonable to sit here planning ways to get back at them?

Hissy Wed 18-Dec-13 16:18:14

Park on your fecking drive FFS!

CiderBomb Wed 18-Dec-13 16:18:34

Tell them to fuck off and park in your drive. You have every right to park there and leave your bin there, if they don't like it's their problem.

BettyandDon Wed 18-Dec-13 16:18:49

Who owns the drive from a legal pov?

EndoplasmicReticulum Wed 18-Dec-13 16:19:10

Park on your drive.

Why would you not?

catsoup Wed 18-Dec-13 16:19:18

Park on your drive!

Foxeym Wed 18-Dec-13 16:19:24

Why on earth would you not park on the drive???

Ledkr Wed 18-Dec-13 16:20:27

What can they actually do if you park on the drive?
Ill come and park there if you make me a coffee!
In fact if I were you I'd buy an old banger just to leave it on the drive for eternity.

JennyOnAPlate Wed 18-Dec-13 16:21:04

If you own part of the drive, park on it!

TheNumberfaker Wed 18-Dec-13 16:21:21

Tell them they can park where they like on public roads but you can do what you like on your own drive...

Can you paint lines to demarcate your half?

MissMilbanke Wed 18-Dec-13 16:23:08

Why on earth are you allowing this ?

Just park on your drive and smile sweetly at them.

TantrumsStoleSantasBalloons Wed 18-Dec-13 16:25:13

Is it your drive? Do you own half of it?

Then park on it FFS. What can they do or say to you if it is HALF YOUR DRIVE?

Inebriatededna Wed 18-Dec-13 16:28:03

They own their house and ours is council which I think is their issue and apparently nowone has any right to park on a shared drive as it has to be clear for access . They phone the council practically weekly and although the housing officer is sympathetic he says he has to enforse the rules

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Wed 18-Dec-13 16:28:26

Why are you obeying them?
if you have a legal right to use the drive use it and laugh in their face when they try to tell you off!

ElbowPrincess Wed 18-Dec-13 16:28:36

Why do they get to park there yet you cant? Do you have "mug" tattooed on your forehead grin

SofaKing Wed 18-Dec-13 16:28:44

Definitely park on your shared drive, I think I remember your last thread and they are totally unreasonable.

Is he parking across the drive so you can't park there? If so, report him to the police every single time and he will soon stop. I think you might have to be more confrontational as they seem to be aggressive bullies.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Wed 18-Dec-13 16:30:27

Xpost.
seriously?
nobody can park on a shared drive?
what access?
if nobody can park there who accesses it?
I think the housing officer just cant be arsed, frankly.
have you seen a copy of this law?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 18-Dec-13 16:31:31

op, I dont understand this shared drive thing. Are you and your neighbour semi detached and drive is from road to middle of your houses. One car wide? Or does it lead to parking spaces in front of your own houses?

If there's enough room on your half to park, do so.

I suspect there isn't and it's half a small space each?

In which case you can't.

Don't put your wheelie bin there, some numpties just had to pay £15,000 for doing that for court costs as you're not allowed to put your wheelie bin there if it's an entirely shared space.

Just been on the news today

CiderBomb Wed 18-Dec-13 16:33:09

Let them ring the council, but you have every right to park on your own drive.

I wouldn't put up with it at all I'm afraid. In fact if they'd told me not to I'd just do it all the more to piss them off. They are being VERY unreasonable.

DontmindifIdo Wed 18-Dec-13 16:34:32

if it needs to be kept clear for access then you can use it for access! park to unload then move it elsewhere if you legally can't park there. Check with the housing officier if they can clarify if you can park there for unloading and if so, if there's a time frame allowed, push it to the limit everytime they park in front of your house.

DontmindifIdo Wed 18-Dec-13 16:38:01

oh, and shared drives you can't park on are often relics from when houses had coal delivered or if there are garages at the back. You aren't allowed to block them legally, its usually ignored now, unless you have a jobs worth like your nieghbours...

Inebriatededna Wed 18-Dec-13 16:39:29

We are both semi detached the drive is between our houses then separates by ou back gates they have said they don't want to have access or park in it themselves but the council apparently agrees they have the right to stop us using it . The wheelie bin was by our back gate and in no way stopped them driving up the drive and into their garden if they wanted to but it had to be moved .
We can't have a dropped kerb and pave the front of our house as there's a lamppost there but they can easily park both their cars on their front but choose not to

CaterpillarCara Wed 18-Dec-13 16:42:39

This story is frighteningly relevant...

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25428801

Inebriatededna Wed 18-Dec-13 16:44:54

They are definetly jobs worthy they get their way on something and then think of something else to complain about. We are in no way nuisance neighbours and sometimes i feel like we should exchange with some one who would give them real problems to complain about

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