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Homeowner takes matters into their own hands after neighbour kept parking on their driveway

Emily Brown

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Homeowner takes matters into their own hands after neighbour kept parking on their driveway

Featured Image Credit: Justin Kase zsixz / Alamy Stock Photo

A disgruntled homeowner decided to take matters into their own hands after a neighbour ignored their requests not to park on their driveway.

Unless you're involved in some sort of shared driveway situation, it's pretty well accepted that the person who lives in the house parks their car in the accompanying driveway.

They might make an exception for a visiting friend or loved one, but that's up to them - not a random neighbour.

In spite of that relatively common knowledge, one homeowner found themselves battling for their own parking space after they inherited the house from their late aunt.

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The aunt had previously let the neighbour park there. Credit: Justin Kase zsixz / Alamy Stock Photo
The aunt had previously let the neighbour park there. Credit: Justin Kase zsixz / Alamy Stock Photo

The homeowner confronted the neighbour about parking on the driveway and was told her aunt 'used to let her park in the driveway because [her] aunt didn't have a car'.

The neighbour used the driveway to park her own car while her husband used their own driveway, but the homeowner wanted to nip that habit in the bud and asked if 'if she could please find somewhere else to park her car'.

In a post on Reddit, the homeowner explained: "She seemed to understand but didn't promise anything."

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In spite of her apparent understanding, the neighbour is said to have continued parking in the driveway.

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"I talked to her again and she said she can't park elsewhere because it would be too far to walk to their house, and said she has three young children who frequently travel in her car," the homeowner wrote.

She continued: "A few days ago when I was coming home from work she had parked her car in my driveway again. This time her car was parked really forward and super close to my front door, making it pretty much impossible for me to get into my own house."

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Becoming tired of the back-and-forth, the homeowner decided to move the car themselves. Obviously they couldn't break in and hotwire it, but they could get someone to tow it.

The homeowner repeatedly asked the neighbour to move. Credit: Justin Kase zsixz / Alamy Stock Photo
The homeowner repeatedly asked the neighbour to move. Credit: Justin Kase zsixz / Alamy Stock Photo

"Without trying to talk to the neighbour again, I called the police on a non-emergency number, explained the situation, and they showed up and towed my neighbour's car," the Reddit user said.

The neighbour was said to be 'p*ssed AF' when she found out, prompting the homeowner to ask Reddit users whether she was the 'a**hole' in the situation.

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Readers quickly took her side, with some arguing the woman's husband should park elsewhere so his wife could unload the children, with others suggesting she could drop the kids off before parking elsewhere.

One thing's for sure - I'm sure she won't be parking there again, unless she wants to have to deal with another towed vehicle.

Topics: Life

Emily Brown
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