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Can the police do anything if your car is blocking a private garage?

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I know this has nothing to do with deals but i didnt know who else to ask and everyone on here is always helpful. Where we live we have a seperate block of garages which is off the road and is privat… Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I know this has nothing to do with deals but i didnt know who else to ask and everyone on here is always helpful.

Where we live we have a seperate block of garages which is off the road and is private property. I know it is classed as off the road cos one of my neighbours keeps an old car round there without mot and tax and is allowed to do so legaly.

Well my husband parked outside our garage today and slightly blocked the entrance to next doors garage and they phoned the police.

Instead of just knocking on our door and asking us to move the car a policeman turns up knocking on my door and politely asks me to move the car as one of my neighbours needed access to their garage.

I obviously moved the car without any problems and im definately gona have words with my neighbour next time i see them, but does anyone know if the police can enforce the removal or clamping of a car under these circumstances?
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#1
The old gits :x the copper must have been their son or something as this is a waste of time still not sure if its anything to do with old bill.
#2
If you refuse to move it i assume they can..
#3
Im assuming the neighbour was too scared/nervous to ask you/your OH themselves? x
#4
Wait for the neighbours to go out and leave a number 2 on their doorstep:thumbsup:
2 Likes #5
Sorry to state the obvious but surely your husband should not have slightly blocked the entrance to next doors garage? Then this would not have happened!

I have had problems with people blocking my drive even with a line being painted and a sign clearly stating disabled. People are so ignorant until the police are called and the chance of the car getting clamped or them getting fined, and only then they complain!

Don't block the drive or garage..............simples!!! :)

renagade27
#6
transit
Wait for the neighbours to go out and leave a number 2 on their doorstep:thumbsup:


lol! You really ARE Garfield! ;-)
#7
im pretty sure the police can have it towed if you are blocking private property unless you own the land then there are different channels, you would be liable for the towing fee
#8
Yes they can do something...I have had my drive blocked on several occasions and I can't tell you how totally annoying it is...the police came out on one occasion when a jcb decided to park up! I was very annoyed it's my right of way and it's total ignorance to blatantly block someone in or indeed out.
#9
waterloo
The old gits :x the copper must have been their son or something as this is a waste of time still not sure if its anything to do with old bill.


wrong...it is an offence to block someones right of way.
I HAVE had the police track someone down and have them come to remove their vehicle,,,,how would you like to find you wanted to go out one day only to find you couldn't because you had been ignorantly blocked in?

No excuse...non what so ever.
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#11
ClarityofMind
Im assuming the neighbour was too scared/nervous to ask you/your OH themselves? x


Basicaly the garage in question is owned by my next door neighbour but they dont live in the house, they rent it out to a really nice couple who we get on with really well. They dont rent out the garage though and his business seems to use it every now and again to keep stuff in. Typicaly they must have wanted to get something out of the garage today whilst my husband car was there, i just cant beleve they phoned the police!!!
#12
ClarityofMind
lol! You really ARE Garfield! ;-)


:-D

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saz2696
Basicaly the garage in question is owned by my next door neighbour but they dont live in the house, they rent it out to a really nice couple who we get on with really well. They dont rent out the garage though and his business seems to use it every now and again to keep stuff in. Typicaly they must have wanted to get something out of the garage today whilst my husband car was there, i just cant beleve they phoned the police!!!


I can't belive you thought it was ok to block their property :thumbsup:
#14
bellabonkers
wrong...it is an offence to block someones right of way.
I HAVE had the police track someone down and have them come to remove their vehicle,,,,how would you like to find you wanted to go out one day only to find you couldn't because you had been ignorantly blocked in?

No excuse...non what so ever.


Surely though in the OP's case the neighbour could of knocked instead of ringing the police?:?
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transit
Surely though in the OP's case the neighbour could of knocked instead of ringing the police?:?


Yes they could have. Did they know who's car it was though? Had they perhaps tried and had no response?

But the fact still remains, they blocked someone else's property.
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saz2696
Basicaly the garage in question is owned by my next door neighbour but they dont live in the house, they rent it out to a really nice couple who we get on with really well. They dont rent out the garage though and his business seems to use it every now and again to keep stuff in. Typicaly they must have wanted to get something out of the garage today whilst my husband car was there, i just cant believe they phoned the police!!!


"i just cant believe they phoned the police!!" :w00t:


WHY? I would have called them too!! :giggle:

renagade27
#17
bellabonkers
Yes they could have. Did they know who's car it was though? Had they perhaps tried and had no response?

But the fact still remains, they blocked someone elses property.


All i know is Mrs.Mangle will be turning in her grave at these kinds of neighbourly behaviour :)
#18
transit
All i know is Mrs.Mangle will be turning in her grave at these kinds of neighbourly behaviour :)


Meh, you know she would have called them too! lol
#19
renagade27
"i just cant believe they phoned the police!!" :w00t:


WHY? I would have called them too!! :giggle:

renagade27


The frightening thing is, i'd put money on it they dialled 999 , a total waste of police resources!:x
#20
renagade27
Sorry to state the obvious but surely your husband should not have slightly blocked the entrance to next doors garage? Then this would not have happened!

I have had problems with people blocking my drive even with a line being painted and a sign clearly stating disabled. People are so ignorant until the police are called and the chance of the car getting clamped or them getting fined, and only then they complain!

Don't block the drive or garage..............simples!!! :)

renagade27


The thing is we all do it, theres not enough parking outside our houses to accomodate all our cars so we park outside our garages and if anyone ever needs to get something from their garage we move our car. Even the rest of our neighbours would think this is crazy, even my next door neighbours that live in the house block our garage every now and then if theres no where else to park. Its just it appears the owner of the house doesnt know this as he doesnt live here.

I just want to know legaly, can they really tow a car under these circumstances, when they cant enforce things like a car having no tax on the same bit of land?
#21
Yes, legally they are allowed to tow your car.
#22
saz2696
The thing is we all do it, theres not enough parking outside our houses to accomodate all our cars so we park outside our garages and if anyone ever needs to get something from their garage we move our car. Even the rest of our neighbours would think this is crazy, even my next door neighbours that live in the house block our garage every now and then if theres no where else to park. Its just it appears the owner of the house doesnt know this as he doesnt live here.

I just want to know legaly, can they really tow a car under these circumstances, when they cant enforce things like a car having no tax on the same bit of land?


Maybe they just got fed up or are stressed cos its xmas.....:santa:

Happy days...NOT!!


renagade27
#23
Jumpingphil
Are these garages your own or rented?
And how do you know that the neighbour without the tax or MOT can be there legally? Who said so?


We own the garages, we all have one in the block. I know that the car without tax and mot can be there cos another one of my neighbours told me that they phnd the council and asked them to move it cos its been there for so long and they said that they cant get involved because the garages are private property and off the road

This feels really naughty like im gossiping about the neighbours:oops:
#24
agree with the OPs frustrations, why call the police wait around 10 mins for them to come when you could take 1 minute to walk up the the people and ask.

reminds me of a time when i had my window put out and called autoglass to come fix it, i parked it somewhere quiet for them to fix it, i did however block someones drive and he came out and ask if the guy fixing my window was braindead cause i parked it there. the guy didn't even want out or into the drive, just wanted it moved. ok i shouldnt have block it, but is there any need?
#25
mug51
agree with the OPs frustrations, why call the police wait around 10 mins for them to come when you could take 1 minute to walk up the the people and ask.

reminds me of a time when i had my window put out and called autoglass to come fix it, i parked it somewhere quiet for them to fix it, i did however block someones drive and he came out and ask if the guy fixing my window was braindead cause i parked it there. the guy didn't even want out or into the drive, just wanted it moved. ok i shouldnt have block it, but is there any need?


When you have your drive blocked time and time again then yes there is a need :)
#26
mug51
agree with the OPs frustrations, why call the police wait around 10 mins for them to come when you could take 1 minute to walk up the the people and ask.

reminds me of a time when i had my window put out and called autoglass to come fix it, i parked it somewhere quiet for them to fix it, i did however block someones drive and he came out and ask if the guy fixing my window was braindead cause i parked it there. the guy didn't even want out or into the drive, just wanted it moved. ok i shouldnt have block it, but is there any need?


You just answered your own question..... "ok i shouldnt have block it, " Emmmm NO!!! :santa::santa::santa::santa::gift:


renagade27
#27
its classed as obstructing access to the queen's highway, its an offence.
TBH if you'd done it to me i'd have phoned the police and had it towed. people are always doing it to me and it is really annoying
#28
bellabonkers
When you have your drive blocked time and time again then yes there is a need :)


I understand what your saying about your drive cos my mum lives opposite a school and those mums are ruthless and constantly block her drive.

But this is totaly different its a block of garages where everyone parks there cars.
#29
vinylandtrinkets
every day i get someone who doesnt live in my street or the next block my drive so either we cant get off it or as tonight i cant get on it! it is infuriating and makes my blood boil. yes i have phoned the police loads of times but only after ive knocked every flaming door in the street ( 68 house) to see if the owner is there, now when ever someone from the street blocks my drive i leave a nasty note on the windscreen telling them not to block it or they'll get towed, to be fair a few of them will knock and let me know where they are but the vast majority dont, and as we are close to town we get people who cant park in the car parks or wont pay the parking fee's park in the street or ON MY DRIVE! it was towed off and put in the police car park, the owner came back and gave me a mouthful but he got a 1000's time worse back!
so yes the police will tow a car if the owner wont move it or cant be found.
why is it that people think they can park where and when they like even on someones drive! sorry op rant over


Totally understand what you're saying.
In my street, the top half have garages, the bottom half don't. I'm in the bottom half. The owners of the first house who have a garage do not use it, ie, it's full of tools etc, but they will not park in front of it. So not only can no one else take up that space by parking in front of their drive, they take up the 'free' space too.
I'm not saying they're not allowed to, but it's so frustrating for those who don't have garages.
#30
wolf359
its classed as obstructing access to the queen's highway, its an offence.
TBH if you'd done it to me i'd have phoned the police and had it towed. people are always doing it to me and it is really annoying


Its not the queens highway though, its off the road. You have to drive through a carpark and up a kerb to get to it
#31
bellabonkers;7235953
When you have your drive blocked time and time again then yes there is a need :)


yeah, but i was only getting my window fixed, would be 10 mins max, and the guy didn't need to get his car out. is it worth the time to get frustrated about though?

renagade27;7235966
You just answered your own question..... "ok i shouldnt have block it, " Emmmm NO!!! :santa::santa::santa:

renagade27

:? right
#32
mug51
agree with the OPs frustrations, why call the police wait around 10 mins for them to come when you could take 1 minute to walk up the the people and ask.

reminds me of a time when i had my window put out and called autoglass to come fix it, i parked it somewhere quiet for them to fix it, i did however block someones drive and he came out and ask if the guy fixing my window was braindead cause i parked it there. the guy didn't even want out or into the drive, just wanted it moved. ok i shouldnt have block it, but is there any need?


Thanks :-D
banned#33
So to recap

The person who called the fuzz doesn't stay in the block but owns that garage?

Perhaps they didn't know who's car was blocking THEIR garage and that's why the police were called?
#34
saz2696
Thanks :-D


You just want someone to agree with you!

I suggest you have a re-read of the highway code.
#35
bellabonkers
You just want someone to agree with you!

I suggest you have a re-read of the highway code.


I was saying thanks to the poster for understanding my frustration, cos it is frustrating, i dont think anyone would like a policeman knocking on there door for something which is unnecessary because i was at home all day today and could have moved the car.

To tell u the truth i didnt even know it was there, my husband parked it there this morning cos there was no room in the car park, but forget to tell me to move it.

Ive started this thread to see if anyone new how me and our neighbours stood legaly about this as we all do it every now again
#36
is this still going on lol

just dont block the peckers drive
#37
Op i bet you wished you never asked its turned into a hanging offence god we have some right nutters on here :w00t:
#38
Whilst I agree that the "neighbours" should have spoken with you rather than calling the police, you are at fault by blocking the garage.
banned#39
can someone post a link to this law everyones talking about that stops you parking in front of someones garage on private ground?
As far as I was aware the only law was that if you parked in front of someones drive / garage and stopped them getting out (not in) then the police could ticket/tow you.

Having said that OP your husband shouldn't have parked there, totally inconsiderate of your husband.
#40
waterloo
Op i bet you wished you never asked its turned into a hanging offence god we have some right nutters on here :w00t:


Nutters? the ones that can't abide by the rules? Is that you included then? :thumbsup:

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