How To Keep Neighbors From Parking in Front of Your House—A Complete Guide
Is your annoying neighbor constantly parking in front of your house, and you don’t know what to do about it? We understand that handling your inconsiderate neighbors parking where they’re not supposed to can be difficult and that your bad neighbor might not want to resolve the issue. That’s why DoNotPay delivers a complete guide on how to keep neighbors from parking in front of your house.
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Yes, it’s not illegal to park in front of your house, but it is inconsiderate indeed. Some other essential parking rules to keep in mind are:
- Anyone can park a car in a public street for 72 hours—after that, the vehicle will be towed
- If your neighbor parked a car in front of your house a few days ago and didn’t move it yet, report it to the police. The neighbor might have stolen that car
- It is illegal to park on a sidewalk
If you’re at your wits’ end because of the issue and can’t think straight, here are some strategies you can use to deal calmly with a parking-spot-stealing neighbor:
- Write a note
- Talk to them directly
- Install security cameras
- Put up signs in front of your property
- Install a fence
Write a personal note to ask your neighbor politely to move their vehicle out of your parking spot. When they find it on their windshield, they may feel bad about taking your place when you’re that nice about the situation. Use that sense of guilt to your advantage.
You can also approach the neighbor directly and ask them not to park in your driveway. Be calm and polite because aggression could provoke the neighbor. Some nasty neighbors might leave the car in your yard on purpose.
Security cameras might make your neighbor change their mind before parking in front of your house.
Put up a No Parking sign on your fence and see if your neighbor decides to park there again.
Establish dominance over your territory, decorate your yard, and prevent unwanted vehicles by installing a fence. Make sure your fence height is in compliance with local fencing laws.
If approaching your neighbors in a friendly manner doesn’t work out, you can explore other ways to show your neighbors your determination to put an end to this problem.
Your neighbors might take the situation seriously if they receive a written complaint. Use a demand letter to request compensation for any parking fees because you couldn’t park in your yard. You can also warn your neighbor about potential legal action you will take if they don’t move the vehicle.
Here are some things you should specify in this letter:
- Your and the neighbor’s information (names, addresses)
- Your concerns
- The solution you propose
- Your contact information
- Your intentions if they refuse to cooperate
When all else fails, gather evidence and file a complaint about illegal parking to your local parking enforcement. Valuable evidence to use in your complaint includes:
When peaceful methods don’t work, take a step further with a legal demand letter. DoNotPay can create and mail a custom demand letter to your neighbor in a jiffy with these steps:
- Open DoNotPay in your web browser
- Navigate to the Neighbor Complaints service
- Click on the category of your issue
- Answer the questionnaire to provide us with enough details about your issue
That letter will include a summary of your complaint, the compensation you demand, and a warning to your neighbor about future legal action you might take.
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