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An old car & a trailer next to my IP

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by MyArhidia, 22nd Jul, 2015.

  1. MyArhidia

    MyArhidia New Member

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    Howdy all,
    I have an IP on a corner block. One (or maybe two) neighbours have decided to use the street alongside my property to keep a trailer full of garbage and a very run down ute parked there permanently. The trailer hasn't moved in at least 18 months, a photo taken by google street view in January 2014 shows it in the same position. The ute hasn't moved in at least 6 months. Both have flat tyres, are an eyesore, and may deter prospective tenants as my IP is coming up for lease.

    I rang the council, and as both have valid / current registration, there is nothing they can do about it. The local police told me that as long as they are registered and parked legally, there is no reason for their involvement. Due to privacy legislation, they won't tell me who owns them. A couple of neighbours I've asked, don't know........or lied.

    I understand and appreciate that the owner of a registered vehicle / trailer has a right to be parked on any street. My argument is, that if someone want to store their crap on the street, why don't they do it alongside their own property?

    Anyone have any thoughts or ideas on what I can do about it?
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    If they've been there for that long, maybe tell police it's abandoned ?
     
  3. MRO

    MRO Well-Known Member

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    Hire a tow truck and move them 200m down the street. Disclaimer - might not be legal.
     
  4. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    First thing they will do is see if they're registered - and if they are and parked legally, they won't take action either.

    pinkboy
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Press the council for abandonment and write to council showing your proof.

    Another solution that has worked for a friend is to apply soil oil under the vehicle and keep adding to it every now and again. Then call council to say that the vehicle is not road worthy and impacting on the storm water.

    Also recheck with Council as most of the ones that I have dealt with have rules as to how long a trailer or boat may be left on the road in a residential area.

    Best of luck with it.
     
  6. Arnel

    Arnel Well-Known Member

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    There was a car parked on the street out the front of my house for a a week or so... One day I came home and there was a move on sticker on it issued by Rangers!

    Surely they can do somthing.

    Gumtree ... Free trailer and car (must tow) no keys haha
     
  7. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Small fire and a brick through the window, kids are always up to no good!
    there isn't much you can do by the sounds unless you find the owner and ask. Or you could try getting thee onto it and seeing if they have any powers, it's in their interest to by the sounds
     
  8. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have had a neighbour on the corner block park trucks,trailers across from my home, I asked nicely once or twice to move them outside his own place,still met with arrogance,so I found out the property manager and started hustling her about it,the tenant didn't like that.i also found in the estates encumberances trucks,trailers,boats etc are not to be parked on roadside,and each home must provide at least 3 onsite parks so the roads are kept clear.then I started calling the council armed with this information and they reluctantly started issuing fines,twice and he got the message.
     
  9. Perp

    Perp Well-Known Member

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    We have selfish p***ks in our street, too - one who has a very tall leisure boat, and the other a caravan, both of which are parked permanently on a narrow road that school buses go down. Grrrr.

    Whether you can do anything depends heavily on local laws. In our case, vehicles with current registration under 7m can park as long as they like on our street. (Both the items on our street are a fraction under that limit.)

    Even if it might be legal in some places, it is - in my view - completely inappropriate to treat the street as a storage place for your junk. :mad: It's public property, not private. I feel like grabbing a heap of fishing poles and golf clubs and throwing them out on the street. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    Council and cops cant and wont do anything unless its unregistered. Then Council treat it like waste and bang a sticker on it and then take it away. I would hope its not vandalised...Terrible shame.

    The flat tyre may be a solution. Tell cops its unroadworthy and they can defect it. Order owner to get a roadworthy again. The fine is pretty big. They would also take the plates.. Now its rubbish.