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Neighbours builders keep putting skips on my parking space.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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I’m not really sure what I can do. This time it seems they have done it on purpose.

The first time they did it I called the skip company and they refused to move it without the builders permission. Tried to phone the builders number and never got an answer after multiple attempts. Tried to knock on door multiple times when van was outside but no answer. Tried getting the freeholder of my property involved and they said nothing you can do. Bear in mind this parking space is actually in the property line on the deed and directly outside my back garden gate.

They then recently got another skip and it was positioned in the neighbours space correctly(my car was in my spot during delivery) I went to work the next day and they’ve now moved it to my spot leaving the other spot empty! Other people regularly park in this other spot as it’s known the owners arent regularly there even when the builders weren’t in so I can’t usually just park there.

I feel like if I try the same things again I’ll get the same response.

It’s not really the spot that bothers me it’s just the fact they leave it there without asking and couldn’t care less.

Is there any laws for this? Is it fly tipping essentially? Any ideas would be great.

TIA
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  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    Have you spoken to the neighbours about it as they're the ones hiring the builders.
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  • TELLIT01TELLIT01 Forumite
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    If the other spot isn't in use just park there. If the neighbour complains tell them you will move when they get the skip out of your parking space.
  • elsien wrote: »
    Have you spoken to the neighbours about it as they're the ones hiring the builders.

    They are hardly every there, in the two years I’ve been here I’ve only seen them twice. They have not been there since the builders have been there.
    TELLIT01 wrote: »
    If the other spot isn't in use just park there. If the neighbour complains tell them you will move when they get the skip out of your parking space.

    As I said, others frequently park there anyway as the owners are hardly there.
  • martinthebanditmartinthebandit Forumite
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    Send the builders a bill for the use of your parking space.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    Use the skip.

    Fill it to the brim then phone the company pretending to be the builders and have it removed.

    They are usually paid for on delivery so they should just collect it.
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  • Mistral001Mistral001 Forumite
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    Send the builders a bill for the use of your parking space.

    It would not stand up in court. There is no verbal or written contract between the OP and the builder, so an invoice or bill would be worthless.
  • riteshritesh Forumite
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    Use the skip.

    Fill it to the brim then phone the company pretending to be the builders and have it removed.

    They are usually paid for on delivery so they should just collect it.

    Agree.... tell all your friends and family if they have any rubbish to come and fill skip in broad daylight in front of builders, as the skip is on your property ;-)
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  • MarcTJTDMarcTJTD Forumite
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    Use the skip.

    Fill it to the brim then phone the company pretending to be the builders and have it removed.

    They are usually paid for on delivery so they should just collect it.

    Or... fill the skip but don't phone for a removal and train a camera onto the spot.

    That way, the builders will turn up expecting to be able to start work only to find that the skip is full and they either have to waste working time waiting for an exchange or pile debris outside the skip; i.e. on the road or pavements.

    Then you may be able to report them to the local council for fly tipping using the camera footage as supporting evidence.
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    edited 4 December 2019 at 10:19AM
    Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see any rationale why it's "your" parking space? Is it on your property?

    If it's simply the road outside your house, then I don't think you have a leg to stand on. You don't even have a right to park there - it is public highway, surely?

    ETA: Sorry, I just re-read and see your comment on the property line - so, is it on a shared access driveway, or something?
    (Nearly) dunroving
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