A SHARED parking space has caused friction between two hostile neighbours.
Write more articles RedditOne user from the US said their neighbor kept pushing his chair out to ask for a place even though there was no designated parking.
The couple shared parking and everything was going well until a neighbor started blocking it.
As new to the area, Reddit users were told by their roommates that they could use the space next to the house because there was no designated parking.
This user said: “I recently moved into a house with a friend and it feels like a suburban neighborhood.
“When I moved there, I started parking in the spot next to my house because it didn’t seem like anyone was parking there and my roommate said there was no designated parking.”
But users quickly began to notice that they were sharing their dream space with a neighbor, who also regularly uses the location.
The Redditor said: “Then I noticed that my neighbors would also park on the spot and even park while I was away, which is fine, that’s not specified.”
When it comes to unallocated parking, the general rule is that parking is used on a first-come, first-served basis.
But this poster soon noticed a chair was in place, meaning they couldn’t park there.
They said: “Problems started to arise when they would leave and then put a chair in place, essentially banning me in place.
“They will also tend to block the location, which annoys me more because they have a ‘if I can’t have it no one can have it’ mentality.”
Users turned to online forums for advice, asking if they should be allowed to use the parking space or if their neighbor was in their right to claim it.
They said, “So I thought of just moving the chair because it’s ridiculous to hold an unassigned position.”
What rights do you have if someone tries to reserve a parking space?
Conflicts between neighbors over parking are not uncommon.
A driver who left a message on their neighbor’s car is being told she had “no right” to park there, even though it’s her way.
In the UK, park your car outside your house on the road is quite common.
However, no motorist has the right to park outside their home – unless there is a designated parking space.
Some motorists use wheeled carts or traffic cones to create space in their streets, but This is not allowed because it can get in the way.
Any Obstacles on the way can be reported to your local council.
If the street you live on uses a permit, anyone with the appropriate permit has the right to park there, as long as they are unobstructed and comply with any road restrictions.
The same rule applies in the US – parking spots cannot be saved unless it is a designated parking space.
Ten things you should know as a car owner
In some colder states, motorists will place a seat out if they have to shovel snow from a spot to park there.
There is an unspoken rule that other drivers will not park there but if someone has moved the seat to take the position, nothing can be done.
Elsewhere, this is four shared parking lots What mistakes car drivers make – be careful so you can avoid fines.
Also, you can report parking if you think illegal.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8259154/neighbour-saving-parking-spot-chair/ My neighbor keeps putting seats on the street to prevent me from parking outside my own house