A WOMAN has expressed her worry after her neighbour is insisting she “contractually agree to never park in the wrong spot.”
The anonymous woman took to Reddit and explained how she owns a property with an attached car park.
In the post, she penned: “The previous owners built a garage over the parking space attached to the property, and parked in front of it.”
The land in front of the garage that they parked on also belongs to the property.”
When parking there, there is an approximate 3m+ gap free that allows access to the rest of the car park.”
When we moved in, we double checked that it was okay to park there, and were told yes by neighbours.”
The woman went onto say that she’s aware she’s not able to block access to the car park and noted how she never has.
“The owners of an adjacent property who live in the US but visit infrequently to check on their home, which is used as a short term let, hit the curb one day when driving past,” she continued.
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“They claim it damaged their car to the tune of £100+. They left a note on our car telling us that it was illegal for us to park there, and that we had to move the car.”
The woman told how after a face to face conversation, the couple admitted they were used to wider US roads and added that she agreed to move the car so that they could get past.
But when the American couple left the country for months, the woman explained how she returned her car to its usual spot – something which has now “upset” the couple since they’ve returned once again.
“Apparently not content with us moving it for their benefit, they strongly believe it should never be there,” the woman explained.
“We were, again, happy to move it for the benefit of their short term tenants.”
However, they are now insisting that we enter into a written agreement with them to never park in front of our garage again, whether they are in the country or not…”
They regularly leave notes on our vehicle as a form of communication and make comments when we do cross paths.”
To add further clarity to the updated situation, the woman added: “We don’t park in front of our garage anymore.”
“They just…want us to enter into a legal agreement with them, guaranteeing that we never will again. Which we’re not willing to do because that would be bonkers. We just want to be left alone.”
The post has since been flooded with comments from social forum users – with many agreeing the woman shouldn’t sign the contract.
“I’d be concerned that ‘entering into a written agreement’ would be unenforceable were you to sell the property on, so what are they achieving?” wrote one.
Also, if you did do that, you would need to disclose it if you ever sold and it sounds like a real can of worms.”
A second agreed: “As far as I can tell you can pretty much just tell them to do one.”
“If you’re parked on your property and not causing an obstruction then there is no issue. You can’t be blamed for their inability to drive properly.”
Meanwhile, another agreed: “Tell them you aren’t willing to enter into an agreement.”
Surely they can’t force you too and if it’s your land and you have the right to park there then they don’t have a valid position!”