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    Help required with visitor parking space dispute with next door but 1 neighbour

    I own a house which was built in 2007. Directly to the front of my house
    are 2 visitor parking spaces, one of which is owned by me as it shows this space on my title deeds. The next door but 1 neighbour keeps parking in the space that I apparently own. His car is roughly 1.2m away from my front bay window and I find this very intrusive. Someone told me that if its been more than 7 years no one can park there apart from me? I do have an allocated parking space to the front of my garage but it's a 60meter walk up the back garden. I don't understand why builders do this, it only causes problems between neighbours. Do I have no power at all even though I own the land? Help requested please!

    #2
    Write to him formally and send a copy of your deeds. he may not realise or he may be a pig who doesn't mind driving with deflated tyres -- you are not sure yet. Explain that it is your land and if he parks there again you will arrange for his car to be clamped (I think private enforcement companies are not allowed to do this but you can buy your very own little yellow clamp).
    Then if no response put up a locked bollard.

    But first be very sure you are interpreting your deeds correctly.

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      #3
      Thanks very much for the advice. I'm so tempted to do that I even have a new clamp for my trailer that I'm tempted to use haha. I just don't understand if I have any power at all with this space been marked VP on the plan. Could that be VP for visitors to my property only as I own the land. There is no explanation in the paperwork that came with the house it's doing my head in!

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        #4
        For a few quid you can get a copy of his deeds & the plan from land registry. In your shoes I'd get that first, then you'll know his position. And you'll know if he's lying...

        https://www.gov.uk/search-property-i...-land-registry

        Is "your" space shown as your landlord, or as land you have a right to use?? Is the house leasehold or freehold?
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Why not pop down to a solicitor with your deeds fo a free half hour consultation on the premise of instituting legal action.

          You'll get some advice that isn't based on a lot of guesswork.

          (Assuming free half hours still happen in austerity.............)

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            #6
            They do, depending on the firm. Think you are likely to get the junior trainee who may or may not know the area of law you are asking about.

            But you may strike lucky.
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              Hi, the land shows I'm the landlord. The property is freehold. He's still parked there now over 20hrs!!!

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                #8
                Originally posted by mindripper View Post
                Hi, the land shows I'm the landlord. The property is freehold. He's still parked there now over 20hrs!!!
                Don't stress, in 4hrs time that'll reach a whole day. After all the worst inconvenience is to have to walk 60 yards.

                Thinking about it, to be certain of things you'd probably have to see your neighbours deeds in case he has any rights for visitors to park there. It could be the visitor parking provision is for quite a few houses. Have you actually spoke to the bloke yet??

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mindripper View Post
                  Hi, the land shows I'm the landlord. The property is freehold. He's still parked there now over 20hrs!!!
                  Calm down.. this needs handling sensitively.... (ie you don;t want to in years to come have to declare a dispute with this neighbour when you come to sell..

                  So the parking space is shown on the plan as part of your property - in addition to the place you live in?? (Odd if there is a public pavement,,,)

                  have you done...
                  ....For a few quid you can get a copy of his deeds & the plan from land registry. In your shoes I'd get that first, then you'll know his position. And you'll know if he's lying...

                  https://www.gov.uk/search-property-i...-land-registry
                  ...
                  I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                    #10
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                    here is the plan, the next door but 1 neighbour own the parking space directly outside his house. They have 2 cars and always park it in the space I own!

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                      #11
                      The land within the red line appears to include a parking space to the front of the house, as well as a garage and parking space behind the house.

                      In that case the next thing to look at is the register of title to see what comments are included about the shaded area shown on that title plan.

                      There is a possibility that there is a right to use that parking space for other properties in the area, although that will heve to have been clearly set out when the property was sold to you.

                      In the same way that some properties have a right of way over land shown within the red line on a title plan, there could be a parking easement granted to other properties in the development.

                      If that was not the case then erecting a lockable bollard would be sensible to protect sole use of that parking space for you or your visitors.

                      The register of title and title plan for all regsitered properties can be downloaded from the Land Registry web-site at a cost of £3 each, so it will be possible to purchase a copy of the near neighbours registerof title to see what was stated in their deeds.

                      Spending a few pounds to research the known facts is the first thing to do before making a final decision about the situation.

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