To be very peeved that some bloke thinks he's entitled to park his car on my parents drive...

(61 Posts)
glossyflower Thu 26-Dec-13 19:38:25

My parents neighbour has a friend who visits and for the past year sees it acceptable to park on my parents drive.
The drive is big enough to fit 2 cars, but my parents have one car plus I visit often with my baby.
My dad was very sick and since passed away but he asked this bloke to move his car and not park there as it is private property and this bloke asked my dad if he was being racist! This bloke is Czecz - my dad has Eastern European parents himself but as he was so unwell with leukaemia he just left it at that. My mum went round, very angry that this bloke pulled the race card and told him in no uncertain terms never to park on their drive.
Well since then this bloke keeps parking there.
Tonight I had been there and nipped out for 20mins to the shops to return to this cz plate Mercedes on the drive.
I knocked on the door and politely but firmly told him to remove the car and to stop parking there. This bloke has not seen me before so he lied outright to my face and said it was his first time visiting and he didn't know where to park!
Again I reminded him it was private property. He even had the cheek to ask which was my car (parked on the road) and if I was using the drive!
He moved it, but I notice he has a council parking permit displaying his address, no tax (foreign cars need uk tax after 1 year and this bloke has been parking in the drive for more than a year now).
What can I do? What would you do? This guy does eventually move but he's slightly aggressive in his manner and he is not accepting he can't park there! I'm sure the police wouldn't be interested. I'm thinking along the lines of letting down his precious tyres. My mum is planning on getting a chain across the drive and she had been parking her car across both spaces (but annoying when I want to drop in!).
He's a horrid man and I despise how he treated my dad. I don't know if he knows that my dad has passed away but I'm worried for my mum being on her own in the house and if this bloke gets upset with us telling him to move it.

Lego999 Fri 27-Dec-13 20:14:35

What an awful situation to be in.

I personally would try not to be quite so confrontational - after all your mum lives there I her own and who really knows what the repercussions could be?

If it were me I would park on the drive in a way to ensure he couldn't physically fit his car on the drive. Immediately and nano impishly report him to the dvla/police for no tax. Leave your car obstructing his ability to park there until the police have discovered him.

So sorry for your loss OP.

coffeeinbed Fri 27-Dec-13 14:21:03

Parked.
Not pages.

coffeeinbed Fri 27-Dec-13 14:18:02

It's really unfortunate when these cars happen to be pages some some rotting fruit may fall on the bonnet and rot the paintwork away.
Or some crumbs happen to fall and attract the pidgeons who might accidentally peck the paint.
Very unfortunate indeed.

sashh Fri 27-Dec-13 12:02:16

I would be tempted to block him in and then refuse to move your car.

I did that at the cinema once.

Couldn't get in to the disabled parking for twats without blue badges blocking the spaces. Then we looked for the longest running film to see.

NigellasDealer Fri 27-Dec-13 11:49:45

phone the police, they called on me when someone complained about my hi top van 'blocking their view' when it was parked on the street (no designated spaces) and these people also complained that 'sometimes i painted my van'.
so i think that would be a better idea than 'sending large ethnically diverse friends round' don't you?

glasgowsteven Fri 27-Dec-13 11:45:16

In scotland it is a civil matter, he can park in your drvie if he wants.

If you touch his car to move it - say you knew 8 strong men who could lift it.

and you did, and moved it out back to the road, any damage would be criminal damage.

I think BalloonSlayer has got it - he's trying to avoid being done for not paying tax. And if his car's not taxed, there's every chance it's not insured either. I suspect he sees your Mum as an easy target. I'd definitely report him.

SantasComingEarlyHisSackIsFull Fri 27-Dec-13 09:29:26

Order some "Tyre Nails" ("Problem Neighbour? Burst his fucking Tyres" grin) from the Viz.

I admire your grace under pressure. My piss would be boiling.

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 27-Dec-13 09:02:21

I would be tempted to block him in and then refuse to move your car.

diddl Fri 27-Dec-13 08:58:43

I agree with DVLA & 101.

Try those first before spending money, OP.

flatmum Fri 27-Dec-13 08:54:04

Or get a lawyer to send a threatening letter mentioning he will be reported to the DVLA and police if he keeps doing this.

Can't believe how calm you are being, very impressive. If someone had intimidated my mother like this when my father died I'd have been on thermonuclear defcon 1 - I'd have done all of the things mentioned on this thread and more. Your poor mum, and you, don't need this crap. So sorry for your loss.

flatmum Fri 27-Dec-13 08:49:51

You've got his address. Seriously. Send some large ethnically diverse friends round to have a word.

Joysmum Fri 27-Dec-13 08:43:27

We had someone block our drive. 101 were very helpful as they rang the owner who came out of the house they were visiting and apologised.

I'm sure if you rang and happened to mention the tax the police would be happy to help if it's a quiet time and that would be enough to deter him.

I certainly wouldn't be spending out buying chains or bollards etc, nor could I be bothered to use them so I'd be wasting my money.

BalloonSlayer Fri 27-Dec-13 08:33:24

Perhaps he is parking on your DM's drive because he doesn't have road tax? He thinks as long as it is not parked on the street he won't get prosecuted.

If you call 101 and say "There is a car that keeps parking on my DM's drive." they may not be interested. If you say "There is a car that keeps parking on my DM's drive, it has no tax and I think that's why he is doing it - he gets aggressive when I tell him to move it" they may be more interested - it's an "easy win" for a prosecution. ("Move your car off the lady's drive sir. Do you have any tax sir? Were you intending to drive your car without any tax sir?")

Theodorous Fri 27-Dec-13 08:33:02

Cat food under the door handles, butter over the windscreen and milk through the sunroof. If that fails, torch the bloody thing.

Mrsuncertainty Fri 27-Dec-13 08:15:32

Unbelievable cheek! Hope you get this sorted OP. I would be wary of blocking him in though in case he just rams your car, or your DMs...

Keep reporting the tax dodge though. It would be sweet to see his car being towed away! :D

Sister77 Fri 27-Dec-13 07:45:52

Toasters = tossers! Sorry

Sister77 Fri 27-Dec-13 07:45:28

Sorry for your loss, life's hard enough without toasters like this making it worse! You need a couple of bruisers preferably not white (can't use the race card then) to tell him to shift.
Hate parking threads they make me irate and give me road rage!

WorrySighWorrySigh Fri 27-Dec-13 07:45:09

Keep reporting the vehicle, it is anonymous. You can report that it is being moved (ie being driven). Also, being off road to avoid road tax only works if the vehicle is SORNed.

It is a nuisance as it is being parked on private property. Report, report, report.

sashh Fri 27-Dec-13 07:38:30

Call 101 if he has no tax then he is also not insured.

I'd be tempted to get a wheel clamp and put a notice up saying there is a £100 fine for parking.

shewhowines Thu 26-Dec-13 23:51:55

Is he parking on your private property so that he avoids being done for the no tax thing, which he might be if parked on a public road? Risking your wrath might be better than risking a fine.
Report the no tax, then ignore for a while, so there is no proof it was you and no comeback. Get bollards if it continues.

fivegolddeblooms Thu 26-Dec-13 23:28:59

Wow.

This all sounds awful, OP, and I have no advice but wanted to say I'm very sorry for the loss of your Father sad I hope you and your DM have found Christmas ok. This time of year must be difficult enough without ignorant neighbours' and their visitors making it worse.

MoreThanChristmasCrackers Thu 26-Dec-13 23:25:33

Key it.

mousmous Thu 26-Dec-13 23:22:48

A foreign car has to be taxed and registered as a uk car within 6 months of it first entering the uk.

that has changed to 'immediately'
https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/overview

he might even be liable for vat.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 26-Dec-13 23:19:17

I'd block him in and report to the police for it been untaxed. Hopefully they'll seize it!

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