What can you do about cars parking on private property?
So I’m back on site at the houses we built a while back. Been back here a couple of weeks now and no problems. Lo and behold I get here this morning and there’s a car parked on the land to the front of the properties. It’s now locked on site as I’ve pulled both bollards up, I presume the neighbour who has access to the bollards either left one unlocked or actually let them on.Posted 4 years ago
So can we clamp these days, get someone to fetch it or should I just accidentally back into with the towbar 👿treaclespongeMember
In my long experience with dodgy neighbours parking, not a lot. The police arent interested unless its nicked or involved in something, the DVLA wont touch it unless the tax is out of date, and even then arent that bothered and the council wont touch it as its not their land/problem. Your best hope is to make it block a road or cause and obstruction and the police should come and recover it.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
I *think* you may have broken the law by blocking them in. It’s tantamount to clamping which is normally illegal.
Are there signs saying cars will be locked into the land? if not you need to let them out.
if you think it’s been dumped you need to put a notice on the car telling them it will be removed in 14 days but that’s something you will have to pay for.Posted 4 years ago
Barriers were up so in theory it was already blocked in. No 2 barrier now has padlock attached as it should have always. And yes there is proper signage up saying private land don’t park here/clamping etc.Posted 4 years ago
Problem is its one of those classic market town terraced streets where nasty developers have come and tried to make some money. However in the process we took down three complete eyesore workshops and generally made the whole area100% better.
And I’m not a yank sportsman, why would I have a baseball bat, it’ll be claw hammer ftw!MartynSSubscriber
Just to counter samurai I *think* you can prevent the car from leaving by using bollards or barriers on private land as long as they were in place when the car arrived.Posted 4 years ago
What you can’t do is charge for release.
Leave the bollards up with your number on the car and when you get an angry phone call take your own good time to go and unlock themtheotherjonvSubscriber
Leave the bollards up with your number on the car and when you get an angry phone call take your own good time to go and unlock them
This. Leave a note saying that you lock the bollards because otherwise people take the piss and park there. If he’s been allowed to park there by the neighbour he’ll appreciate the measures being taken to protect his space, if he hasn’t been he’ll get the message.Posted 4 years agoskeetsgbMember
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Just move it. Trolley jack or similar under the rear axle, and roll it out into the road. Put the barrier up. Deny all knowledge.
just move it yourself some how and deny all knowledge.Posted 4 years ago
i had a car which parked infront of my drive a couple of times ( i dont care if he can or cant, its a respect thing !! )
anyways left him/her a note on there wind screen explaining the nice side of me, and if they have a problem then please knock on my door. it never happened again.ioloMember
Call the police. Say it’s trespassing and is in the way of you completing your works.Posted 4 years ago
Say there is a strong chance it will be damaged.
Call 101. It’s a non emergency.
If it isn’t in the way just leave heavy stuff around it so the owner can’t move it. They won’t park there again.
The neighbours who have a key are both out all day at work I presume. Will leave them a note though.Posted 4 years ago
The main concern is we lost a sale a while back on one of the finished pair as some **** came up the street parked his car on one of the drives and did one. “The woman loved the house blah blah but was concerned about others using the land” hence the installed bollards!fatboysloMember
Been back here a couple of weeks now and no problems. Lo and behold I get here this morning and there’s a car parked on the land to the front of the properties.
So not exactly a regular every day occurrence then ?
Why not just leave a note on the window advising that it is private land and asking them not to park there as you lock the bollards at random times and if it is there in future they MAY find that you are unable to return at short notice to let them out and although this may cause them inconveniance you feel that you have given them fair warning by NOT locking them this timePosted 4 years ago
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