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Old 27.07.2017, 23:27
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Someone stealing my parking place

I don't have a car and someone is using my internal parking spot. How can I find out the name and address of the plate owner?

Once I find out who it is, how do I legally stop them using it? (I'm not the tyre slasher type :-)

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Old 27.07.2017, 23:35
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Typical common sense, first leave a note that it's illegal and you'll call the police next time.

if he repeats, act on it.
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Would you like the spot empty for when you have visitors, or rent it out to the person using it?

Initially, I'd leave a polite note on the windscreen asking him/her to contact you to discuss rental cost. Then if s/he continues to use it without permission or rent- I'd talk to the landlord agent first- with the number. Happy to help with the French if required.

We allow residents at our UK flat to use our space for free- as long as they leave it free when we come or any of our visitors - seems petty to refuse when we are not using it.

Then if that does not work- you can find out the name and address from a public register- or ask at your local police.
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Old 27.07.2017, 23:42
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Old 27.07.2017, 23:47
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Re: Someone stealing my parking place

Thanks for the quick replies.

It's just a bit cheeky to use it without asking. People have asked me before and in some cases I did not accept any payment for it, in other cases I did because they really would not allow me to not accept payment. I just don't like being taken for a fool.

I pay CHF 150 a month for it, and of course I should sub-let it. But to do that I need written permission from the agent in Vaud. And of course it creates complications.

I'll leave a note asking the owner to contact me before using the space again. If they don't then I'll look up the plate, or buy a Cargo Bike.
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Old 28.07.2017, 00:03
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Just leave a lot of junk in your spot.

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Re: Someone stealing my parking place

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Does it matter? If the OP pays the rent, he decides who parks there.

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2. If the guy continues to park there, tell the landlord. (I'd not do the police thing as you said it's the internal car park, so not some random person, but a neighbour.)

Is it always the same car? What canton is it registered in? (Some have online DBs and we can immediately tell you who it is ;-) )
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If they don't then I'll look up the plate, or buy a Cargo Bike.
If the number is blocked for online queries, call the police and request the info, in all likelihood they'll give you the information after you've described the issue.

Just know that the police probably can't do anything, it's the landlord who has to make sure your slot is available as contractually agreed.
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Does it matter? If the OP pays the rent, he decides who parks there.

Steps:
1. Note.
2. If the guy continues to park there, tell the landlord. (I'd not do the police thing as you said it's the internal car park, so not some random person, but a neighbour.)

Is it always the same car? What canton is it registered in? (Some have online DBs and we can immediately tell you who it is ;-) )
It matters in as much it will make a difference to how to proceed.
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Re: Someone stealing my parking place

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We allow residents at our UK flat to use our space for free- as long as they leave it free when we come or any of our visitors - seems petty to refuse when we are not using it.
For me it's simple. If OP is paying CHF 150 p/m then why should some pompous git think they have the right to constantly use it for free, without even the common decency to ask permission and at someone else's expense?
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Re: Someone stealing my parking place

I doubt the police will get involved. It's a civil case because it's on private property.
Would support the ramping up approach - start off with a note asking the driver to contact you and then ramp it up from there.
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Re: Someone stealing my parking place

I would just leave a note as others have said.


It's not very complicated to sub-let a space from what I've heard from friends... may be the best option, no? An extra 150 a month is better than a kick in the teeth
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