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    • *Kat*
    • By *Kat* 15th Jul 17, 5:37 PM
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    New build development - are the car parking areas 'private property'?
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    • 15th Jul 17, 5:37 PM
    New build development - are the car parking areas 'private property'? 15th Jul 17 at 5:37 PM
    I live in a new build development in Scotland.

    Are the car parks on the development private property? Or can anyone park there?

    A car has been parked across from my house in one of the car parks for 2 weeks, but it doesn't belong to anyone in our area of the development (there are about 3/4 parking spaces per section of the development).
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    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 15th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
    Usually yes, have a look at your deeds. There is usually at least one space "owned" by each property.
    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 15th Jul 17, 6:04 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:04 PM
    They are likely to be private property, but the alternative is that they are publicly owned by the council. But their ownership status doesn't necessarily equate to whether someone can park in them or not.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 15th Jul 17, 10:55 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 10:55 PM
    As none of us know the address, nor can we see the Deeds, or council records, how can we possibly know either who owns the parking spaces, or who has a right to park on them?
    • wildheart83
    • By wildheart83 15th Jul 17, 11:38 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 11:38 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 11:38 PM
    Obviously I don't know the details, but I would say that in Scotland it is extremely difficult to stop people from parking on private ground. The only thing to do is put retractable/folding bollards if they're parking in your space. Signage etc might also work but if it's in a communal area you need to get agreement from all residents.
    I say this from experience - I had someone who parked in my private space for 18 months and it got to the point of me receiving threats etc - the police won't help in a civil matter and the council won't step in if it's private ground.
    If they're just parking in a space that's not yours, then you need to decide if it's a fight worth taking on as it's stressful and can impact on your everyday life if you let it.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 16th Jul 17, 7:50 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 7:50 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 7:50 AM
    If there are no signs then they're really not in the wrong. But a formal looking sticky note on the windscreen might be a good idea.
    • Rosieandjim
    • By Rosieandjim 16th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
    Maybe they have had permission to park there whilst they have gone on holiday etc. Unless you know who has that parking space how would you ever find out?
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 16th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 5:20 PM
    Dae ye no huv local weans wha offur tae "mind yir motor, mistur" fur a few bawbees tae protect it frae the vanduls? And dae they no intercede if the toll hasnae' bin paid?
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