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Old 01.06.2020, 09:22
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Photographing parked car

so, in my new building, I have noticed, that one lady, for which I can't say she is the one renting the apartment in the building, is parking all the time at the visitor parking place.

I saw her entering my building with a kind and I know on which floor she went. her car is parked all day on visitor place, either by my house number or by other house numbers (we are 4 buildings in the block).

am I allowed to take photos of her car and send it to building management with the question, what is going on?
if she doesn't need to pay, others don't either.
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Old 01.06.2020, 10:03
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You qualify for immediate Swiss citizenship.
Do not talk to her.
Go straight to the administration.
Demand that she be deported immediately and the child be put into custody.
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Old 01.06.2020, 10:33
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I saw her entering my building ...
My goodness, it sounds like she is a visitor ...
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Old 01.06.2020, 10:46
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Re: Photographing parked car

Sometimes the admin is the only way.. I had similar problem before, the adult son of a neighbour was parking his large and loud motor bike either in the visitor space or by the front door or between my car and his parents car.. The visitor space inconvenienced everybody, the front door inconvenienced everybody, he'd drive along the side walk to get there, plus it was right outside my kids bedroom window and woke them up at night or in the morning. And parking next to his parents car made it difficult for them and me to use our space.

Many of us spoke to him including our other neighbour who is a cop.. He just ignored it and continued.. So I took photos and sent them to the building management proposing that I would stop paying for my spaces while this continued..

It was stopped in a few days .. Although he then left if it at the end of the parking lot outside of any space, still for free but at least not in our way.
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Old 01.06.2020, 10:54
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so, in my new building, I have noticed, that one lady, for which I can't say she is the one renting the apartment in the building, is parking all the time at the visitor parking place.
Perhaps she is a visitor?

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Old 01.06.2020, 11:02
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Re: Photographing parked car

I would only take a pic if its special car. Something worth remembering.
Pics of parked cars are usually recommended over those of moving cars.
Tend to not be so blurry.
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the question, what is going on?
Some possible explanations:
a) she lives in your building
b) she visits the building often and long... and there could be any number of reasons for her to do so. Perhaps she's caring for someone living in the building.

I'm not quite sure what, exactly, is bothering you about her or her car. If you're quite clear about which aspect of her parking where she does, is worrying you, and if you know what kind of change you'd like to achieve, then I recommend that you talk to her (or to someone who lives in the flat she's visiting) to ask her not to do x, or at least why she is doing x. Sometimes just knowing the explanation can clear things up.
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Re: Photographing parked car

Is the car also parked during night?
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Old 01.06.2020, 13:13
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Re: Photographing parked car

the car is parked during a day, during a night. I do not know all my neighbors since I am 3 weeks in the building but I have spent these three weeks moving in and being on holiday, having a dog, I go a couple of times a day for a walk.
it wouldn't bother me if my visitors could find parking and if she is not here every day / all day and night and if I wasn't paying for my place.
on the floor where she goes, there are only young people, so I really don't think she is there to take care of someone.
additionally, she parks not only on visitors' area for my house number but on the visitors' area of other house numbers on the block too.
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Old 01.06.2020, 13:35
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Re: Photographing parked car

Contact the vehicle licencing authorities (Strassenverkehrsamt) for your canton to discover the owner and their address. It may cost you a few CHF.
You'll then have an idea if she is a visitor or a resident.
If a visitor, the next thing to discover is who, in your block, she is visiting. Here, you could engage the services of a private detective.
The Swiss are also very fond of putting notices, say under the windscreen wipers. You could also do this anonymously, but get the grammar checked first, or she may suspect a foreigner and you could come under suspicion.
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Re: Photographing parked car

Why not simply point this out to the Hauswart, then you can get on with your own life.
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Re: Photographing parked car

Is there only one visitor space? I can understand your frustration if she is taking that space all day every day and thus causing there to be inadequate space for other visitors to park. Maybe you should approach her and ask if she lives there? And then pretend to have a different reason for asking.
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Why not simply point this out to the Hauswart, then you can get on with your own life.
Abwart might not be present, some agencies employ 3rd party companies to do the maintenance and those Abwarts tend to know nothing about who parks where.
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Re: Photographing parked car

What does the lease say about the Visitors spots? Or the building rules. You might want to just ask your concierge what the rules are?

And don’t assume anything. That just makes an ass out of u and me
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You qualify for immediate Swiss citizenship.
Do not talk to her.
Go straight to the administration.
Demand that she be deported immediately and the child be put into custody.

it is only funny on the internet until one have not faced such an issue in real life.
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if she doesn't need to pay, others don't either.
Not your decision.
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Re: Photographing parked car

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And don’t assume anything. That just makes an ass out of u and me

indeed you should not assume people, even Swiss dare I say, always act correct and not try to take advantage of the situation. Not unheard of as well that renting agencies have little clue on what is going on in their premises. Other neighbours might put up with this as they are not affected, at least now(read "diplomacy"). So it takes this one neighbour to speak up. No need to try to imply that zuzi666 is being an ass and all that.
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it is only funny on the internet until one have not faced such an issue in real life.
Oh I have faced this and similar issues. many times.
Would seem reasonable to make some enquiries and find out what is going on before making complaints. Especially when one is the new face on the block.

The rules on the regular use of visitors parking spaces are generally grey.
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You qualify for immediate Swiss citizenship.
Do not talk to her.
Go straight to the administration.
Demand that she be deported immediately and the child be put into custody.
Isn't the first step a passive aggressive note?
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Isn't the first step a passive aggressive note?
Yes it is , I just have a problem with people who do not try common sense to solve neighbour problems - for me, living here, there are many fewer reasons to complain about the neighbours than there might be in NZ or UK, yet the Swiss in general are so quick to complain and sometimes invent regulations that do not exist but rather fit their narrative.
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