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Neighbor has parked their cars overlapping our driveway

Our neighbor (tenants not owners) have parked totally 3 cars - one in driveway facing garage, 2nd & 3rd one parallel to each other behind the 1st one ;)
Problem is, i see this 3rd car suddenly (only 2 cars until last week) overlapping my driveway if i can exactly partition a line between our driveways. Honestly if i buy 3 cars, i will first ensure that my cars never touch their driveway or whatever. Regardless of whether it is a major trouble or not, I am not comfortable seeing their car touching my driveway (atleast 10 inches easily).
Just wondering if this is normal & people have come across this and ignore? or should i wait for a few more days & then politely tell them to park in their driveway line?
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This was happening with a friend of mine. He was hesitant to have a face to face conversation with his neighbours. I suggested as an alternative that he post a sticky on their windshield with a polite note. Never happened again. Sometimes a person just doesn’t realize till someone points it out. But if your neighbour is a d**k….🤷🏻‍♂️
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skylimit121 wrote: Our neighbor (tenants not owners) have parked totally 3 cars - one in driveway facing garage, 2nd & 3rd one parallel to each other behind the 1st one ;)
Problem is, i see this 3rd car suddenly (only 2 cars until last week) overlapping my driveway if i can exactly partition a line between our driveways. Honestly if i buy 3 cars, i will first ensure that my cars never touch their driveway or whatever. Regardless of whether it is a major trouble or not, I am not comfortable seeing their car touching my driveway (atleast 10 inches easily).
Just wondering if this is normal & people have come across this and ignore? or should i wait for a few more days & then politely tell them to park in their driveway line?
Got a pic? Is it affecting your usage of the driveway?
It might just be a temp visitor that will be gone in a few days. If they park on your driveway day after day that's another story.
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I wouldn't let it go on for too long without addressing it.

People have a tendency to lose what shred of logic they may have had if they're allowed to do something wrong for long enough. No matter how obvious their stupidity has been.
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I see this 3rd car every day now since a week atleast and i am gonna wait till tomorrow & very good idea if i will just leave a super-polite note in windshield ;)
To answer the question 'Is it affecting your usage of the driveway', yes it does in a way that now it is little inconvenient (especially for my wife & my daughter) to reverse and it was way easier for them before as we had a huge gap in between & this 3rd car is literally crossing our border.
But as i said, regardless, if i have to buy a 3rd car, first i will respect other's property & never leave my car in other's driveway. Of course we do not have a clear line or partition but its just mutual understanding that we imagine a central line & leave it untouched.
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Would it be like an overhanging branch over your property that you are allowed to trim it back till it's not over your property anymore?
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I had a similar situation but my driveway was not shared but it was a roundabout so the bottom boulevard of mine and his were the closest near the road and there was a tiny patch of grass so tiny like the size of a brick, he would often reverse onto my driveway unknowingly. one time I had a garbage bin which i happened to conveniently place on that side and when he backed out he hit it, after that incident they never backed onto my driveway again.

Try placing a garbage bin or recycling or compost bin on the boulevard near the property line and see if he respects the boundries
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skylimit121 wrote: Our neighbor (tenants not owners) have parked totally 3 cars - one in driveway facing garage, 2nd & 3rd one parallel to each other behind the 1st one ;)
Problem is, i see this 3rd car suddenly (only 2 cars until last week) overlapping my driveway if i can exactly partition a line between our driveways. Honestly if i buy 3 cars, i will first ensure that my cars never touch their driveway or whatever. Regardless of whether it is a major trouble or not, I am not comfortable seeing their car touching my driveway (atleast 10 inches easily).
Just wondering if this is normal & people have come across this and ignore? or should i wait for a few more days & then politely tell them to park in their driveway line?
A photo of the driveway with the cars parked would help ...
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just put a pylon or recycle bin or your garbage out a day early and conveniently place it right next to the property line. it should teach him not to cross over the property line
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Since you can cut overhanging branches from your neighbour's tree, I don't see why can't you use metal grinder and cut overlapping parts off. Same idea and they will know.
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I agree - we need a picture.

Is it possible they have a college or university kid home for the summer? We normally have 3 vehicles but now that our college kid is home we are juggling parking for 4. Not impossible because we have lots of room, but not as easy as it was a month ago.
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Gotta wait for the picture. The3rd car only parks there once in a while. Most likely a g/bfriend.
Now everyone is hoping the car shows up. Watch it never park there again lol.
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Here is the picture.
Now way better than before but still always overlapping that partition as you can see in pic. Should I still tell them to park inside the line or just leave it? BTW, its not just temporary but everyday/permanently parked exactly there.
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pretty easy to spot too as they are different shades. I'd tell them to try to stay between the lines as it makes reversing out easier for you.

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