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Parking Space Problem?

Hello all!

We are brand new here and I have a small situation. I am not sure if this is normal or if I am being petty (though willing to accept I might be).

We rent a lovely house and a parking space is included in the rent. The space is directly in front of our home and is has a private sign in front of it. For the past couple of weeks, the same car (someone visiting a neighbor down the road) has parked in our spot several times. I have left a note on their car twice politely informing them that the spot is private and asking them not to park there, but it continues to happen.

Is there anything I can do other than continue leaving notes? I have not been able to catch them pulling into the spot and have not been able to chat with them face to face. Thank you for the help.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

For what it's worth, I don't think you're being petty at all - it's your space, you're renting it. Have you had a word with your landlord or neighbours? They may know the car and/or who it is visiting. Maybe leave a less polite note if it happens again? Sorry I can't be of more help - someone who can be will no doubt be along shortly.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

There are numerous things you can try, but they are either illegal or they don't work.

One thing that does work is to install a lockable post in your parking place.

You can ask your car park owner to apply to the city court, to allow you to fine the driver that does park on the private land. Then you can write him a ticket, and enforce payment. Does any other neighbour have problems?
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

I have not yet approached the landlord or neighbors, but that is a good idea.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Quite a few suggestions in the thread here.
People parking in my parking place in Zug


Please, as you are new and don't know from (bitter) experience which are the good guys and which members like winding everyone up, please take the more outrageous suggestions with a pinch of salt.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Good advice! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction- I should have done a search first, that was not bright thinking on my part!

I appreciate the advice, thank you.
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.. edited... please take the more outrageous suggestions with a pinch of salt.
But Longbyt, I can assure you that 4 nails placed strategically really do work! They don't come back and park there again.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Anderham - I guess you now see the sort of thing I was talking about!
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I do, but I find it amusing!
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

You need to be careful not to annoy them so they come back with a baseball bat or worse. I believe in many cases you can look up the name and address of a car from the registration number. Maybe put a bollard on it when you're not there? Maybe it's someone thinking "Well you're not using it right now, what's your problem?"
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

A cheap bike placed in the middle of you spot could help you when you car is out.
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I would put 1 more note and if it parks there again get it towed away.
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Yeah... right. That's likely.
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I would put 1 more note and if it parks there again get it towed away.
I seem to remember from another thread that the one who calls the tow truck has to pay for it, so be aware.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Yes that's correct, you pay for it and when the person collects the car you get the cash back.
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Yes that's correct, you pay for it and when the person collects the car you get the cash back.
What if they refuse to pay?
I'm thinking, if they ignore two notes asking them to park elsewhere, they might just refuse to give you the money back.
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Anderham

If someone is parked in your private spot, where do you then park?
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What if they refuse to pay?
I'm thinking, if they ignore two notes asking them to park elsewhere, they might just refuse to give you the money back.
If they don't pay they don't get their car back.


They don't pay you directly as the towing company have the car.

Cost will be about 500chf
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If someone is parked in your private spot, where do you then park?

Ah, therein lies the rub! I then have to locate a different spot to park in and risk pissing off my neighbors. Messy, no?
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Re: Parking Space Problem?

Can you block the other car in with your own car?
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