Neighbors Landscapers

@ladym33 (10990)
United States
May 5, 2008 8:55am CST
My neighbors are having their yard worked on this morning by some landscapers. One of the guys that works for this company however, has parked his big huge black pick up in my driveway. He did not ask or anything, just parked it there, and not just for a few seconds, it has been there for a couple of hours. Nobody asked me if they could park in my driveway so I think this is pretty rude, if they would have asked I would have said it was OK, but the fact that they just parked there without even asking me is kind of iritating. What if I had company coming over? What if my husband came home from work, and saw the truck and thought I was having an affair? Does anyone else think this is really rude?
4 responses
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
5 May 08
Yes, that is really rude and yet I don't know if it is illegal.. I thought parking on our yard was illegal until I found out about something called the easement where the community owns a few feet onto your property..The reason I say this is because a couple of years ago our neighbor also had landscaping done and one of their trucks parked right in front of our house..This happened right when we had a water leak and it was leaking to that part of the yard..So you can imagine, huge truck + soft ground= a deep depression..But because it was part of then "easement", we couldn't do anything about it.. I am pretty sure that in your situation though, since it is your driveway, that they really should have asked..
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
5 May 08
Yes we have easement in the back of our house, it is like 18 feet that we have to maintain, but are not allowed to alter. But the city can take that at any time and extend the road behind me if they like. It kind of stinks, but I guess they have to do that.
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• United States
5 May 08
Yes the city or the community, not the rich neighbors hired help, but to keep peace, we didn't say anything..
• Bahamas
5 May 08
I think that it's rude also. It's a matter of asking permission to park on your property.Although you would have granted permission it's always good manners to ask first and not use private property as public domaian. Sometimes i get upset at my neighbors for the same reason, i would pull up to my driveway and it would be blocked by one of their visitors and that would just piss me off especially after a hard day at work. I think it was no more than fair to ask for permission to use your driveway.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
5 May 08
All they had to do was ask. It would have been more polite, especially if I had been having company or something. I don't think the neighbors whose house was being worked on were actually home.
• United States
7 May 08
yes that is rude and you were very nice and not doing anything. me on the other hand would have called the tow truck and had it towed away.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
6 May 08
That is incredibly rude!! I would be asking him politely to please move his car from your driveway. If he didn't move his truck then I would threaten to call the police...he is tresspassing - but if he were to trip and get hurt on your property guess who is responsible - YOU! If it happens again, I wouldn't stand for it!