House & Home Moving on unwelcomed "parkers"

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  1. Ghoti

    Ghoti Well-Known Member

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    OK, I admit it...its a small thing that I should let go, but it irritates me. Any suggestions on how I might encourage someone not to park in front of my PPoR?

    We have a guy that parks in front of our place most days. He is legally parked and there are no parking restrictions. He turns up just before 10:00am each day, and is there usually until after 8:00pm. He's there all weekend, sometimes also overnight. We are a short walk from 3 groups of shops, and figure he may own/manage one of them.

    I've given up trying to mow when he's not there. Any visitors, and our daughter that lives with us, need to park elsewhere and this is what troubles me. We've tried a polite note on the windscreen to no effect (after which I started mowing when it suited me, irrespective of his presence).

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Lindsay_W

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    If it's not illegal to park there then I don't think there's anything you can do about it. Sucks your daughter/you can't park there but it's not on your property. I live in a built up area and while it would be nice to be able to have somewhere for friends & family to park when they come visit it's just a fact of life that they might have to park up the street/around the corner.
    IMO - get over it, accept it, move on with your life :D
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely out of your control ;) @Ghoti - I'd suggest that you park your car on the street first thing in the morning to disrupt their routine.
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    ^ ^ this.
     
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  5. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    Follow him home one night and park in front of his house!

    Or you could start parking in that spot and let your visitors park in your drive way.
     
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  6. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    If the car is legally parked then there is nothing you can do about it.

    Or wait till the car goes, and park there yourself if it really bothers you.

    It’s one car. Spare a thought for those living near hospitals or universities, you can’t get a road car park within a kilometre or more.
    Marg
     
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  7. Joynz

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    How was his parking affecting your mowing? I used to have a neighbour’s transit van permanently parked in front of my house - leaves built up underneath - and it was a bit hard to get properly behind the mower on the kerbside strip of grass.

    Can you ask that he park further forward (assuming you have a 15m wide block) to leave room for your daughter?
     
  8. geoffw

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    @Ghoti must have an extremely wide daughter!
     
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    Have you tried using nails?

    [​IMG]

    Perhaps start a conversation on cuticle techniques and mention that your technician needs the parking spot every day.
     
  10. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps @Spiderman 's secret identity would know what to do with unwanted Parkers.
     
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  11. Scott No Mates

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  12. Marg4000

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    Why the suggestions of vandalism?

    This person is doing nothing wrong. You don’t own the roadway outside your house.

    How would those who suggest damaging the car feel if they returned to their legally parked car to find it had happened to them?
    Marg
     
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    Borrow a trailer off a friend. Park it there for a while. Where do you live? I need somewhere to park my motorhome for a month. LOL!
     
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    I got the same issue. I live near a very popular bus stop and my street is lined with heaps of cars. Only ever had one issue where someone parked across my driveway and I couldn't get out.

    I mow the lawn whenever the hell I want to now. I used to wait until they came to collect it, but some take days to come back (eg. Over the weekend - maybe they're doing the responsible thing after drinking). And then the next car comes. All I can do is take as much care as I can near their car.

    In terms of what you can 'do'. Nothing. If it's parked legally, nothing you can do.

    Don't do any malicious damage. You're just asking for trouble. Accept it as part of life now..or move to the bush.
     
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  15. spludgey

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    Get over it, you don't own the road!
     
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    My partners sister has similar problem out the front of their property in North Adelaide, her solution is to leave her car there.
    Haha so her car just sits there all day everyday... :|
     
  17. Phar Lap

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    Logic says park your car there when they leave. Friends/daughter use your driveway.
    Simple, effective.

    BTW, what is it that disturbs you about the car being parked there other than friends/family can't park?
     
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  18. CowPat

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    Do a Property chat "go fund me" and
    Buy two old bomb beater cars on gumtree

    Park one out the front of your house so he cant park there
    Park the other one out side his PPoR
     
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  19. mikey7

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    Just make sure you keep them registered, or it can be towed by council :p
    It's 'illegal' to park unregistered vehicles on the road.
     
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  20. jprops

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    When I am expecting family I park on the street that morning so they can park in the driveway.

    If they pop over uninvited they walk.
     
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