My neighbours keep parking in my driveway – and I can't stop them
My neighbours keep parking in my driveway – I want to get their car towed or deflate their tyres, but people say I’ll get into trouble
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A woman sparked a debate after she explained her neighbours keep parking in her driveway.
Taking to British parenting platform Mumsnet, the woman explained she had asked them to remove their car however they argued with her instead.
She revealed the car is still parked in her driveway days after the altercation and she wondered should she ‘have it towed or let the air out of their tyres.’
Many rushed to the comments to say she needs to ‘call the police’ because they are ‘trespassing’.
The post read: ‘I own the house and it has a driveway. There is a rental next to me. New people moved in maybe 2 or 3 months ago. Seems to be a mom and 4 of her male kids that look to be in their early 20s.
A woman sparked a debate on Mumsnet after she explained her neighbours keep parking in her driveway (stock image)
‘They have been repeatedly parking their cars on my driveway and they have been told multiple times to stop. They work on the cars in my driveway and I’m pretty certain my insurance wouldn’t cover if they got injured doing that on my property.
She continued: ‘Today I had it out with one of the adult males. Told him to get his car off my driveway. He just stood there and argued with me. Then the others came out and started arguing with me. 100% if I had been a man, they wouldn’t have stood there and argued with me.
‘The mom finally came out and apologised for them and said to give them an hour to change the tyre and they’d move it. The car is still there.
‘I did say I would have it towed or let the air out of their tyres. I guess they don’t think I will.
‘Should I ring and have them towed now, or ring and have them towed after they’ve gone to bed. Or just let the air out of their tyres, or something else?’
Many claimed the woman should ‘call the police’ on her neighbours and ‘get the car towed’.
One person said: ‘Get it towed. Call the police when they get argumentative, or aggressive!’
Another advised: ‘Call the police, if they are on your property. I imagine it’s trespassing and possession damage to property (if oil etc on drive).’
Taking to British parenting platform Mumsnet , the woman explained she had asked them to remove their car however they argued with her instead
Many claimed the woman should ‘call the police’ on her neighbours and ‘get the car towed’
Someone else wrote: ‘I would call the police, the anti social behaviour department at your council and their landlord.
‘I would then get support from some burly male friends to go round and politely but firmly tell them to get their car off your drive and keep it off. Hopefully one of those things will work.’
A fourth wrote: ‘Contact the landlord. Explain that your drive will get damaged. Contact the police about the aggression.’
However, others said that the police won’t be able to do anything and that she can’t get the car towed.
While others said that the police won’t be able to do anything and that she can’t get it towed
One person wrote: ‘Trespassing is not a criminal offence, not a police matter. This is a civil dispute.’
Another said: ‘A tow company is unlikely to move it unless you take them to court first. If you damage the car whilst it’s on your property (or while having it towed, which is very likely) and they can prove you caused it, you could get done from criminal damage.
‘The police won’t do anything as it’s not illegal, it is classed as a civil matter. All you can do is take them to court which is time consuming and I’m pretty sure to do that, they’d need to be on your drive constantly up until the court date. It’s insane but there isn’t really much you can do about it if they aren’t willing to stop.’
Someone else said: ‘I don’t think you can have it towed or call the police. I’d be going back round and arguing again tbh as the mum sounds reasonable. I’d also be calling someone in to fit a penguin bollard in the morning! Nightmare neighbours OP!’
The original poster added: ‘Some asked how they could argue being able to park on my drive.
‘Cheeky f*****s are insanely entitled. So many young males are entitled and not used to being told no.
‘They argued that I don’t have a car( I do). They argued that we didn’t cut our backyard a few times.
‘They argued they have valuable XL bullies that are worth more than both our houses. They argued that they don’t have a driveway and therefore needed one to work on their cars. My response to all of it is that I didn’t care and it wasn’t my problem.’
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