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Neighbour takes revenge on driver parking car in their space for three years

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A KIA driver has had his car towed after parking outside a neighbour’s property – right in front of a “no parking” sign – for three years.

Video footage showed the moment the disgruntled property owner finally took revenge on the car owner.

Towing company Everything Autos attaches the Kia to the back of a tow truck

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Towing company Everything Autos attaches the Kia to the back of a tow truckCredit: YouTube/Everything Autos
The car was parked right in front of a sign that read: 'no parking'

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The car was parked right in front of a sign that read: ‘no parking’Credit: YouTube/Everything Autos
The car had been parked at the property for three years

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The car had been parked at the property for three yearsCredit: YouTube/Everything Autos
The Kia car is towed away from the property

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The Kia car is towed away from the propertyCredit: YouTube/Everything Autos

In a 30-minute clip shared to YouTube, a woman behind the camera explained what led to the 2014 Kia being removed from the property.

A man was seen attaching the car – parked on the side of the road, in front of a sign that read: “no parking” – to the back of a tow truck.

The woman said: “There’s a ‘no parking’ sign right there.

She panned the camera slightly to the left and said: “There’s the car.

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“The property owner has asked us to remove [it], so that’s what we’re doing.”

The video, posted to YouTube by towing company Everything Autos, has attracted more than 74,000 views in just a few days.

A phone conversation between the Everything Autos workers and the Kia driver was played in the background of the video, where the tow truck driver confirmed he had collected a car that was “parked on the neighbour’s property”.

The driver said: “That’s my house there, I do live there, and also I do not have a parking space to put it.

“I’ve been living here for three years.”

The tow truck driver responded: “The property owner has said that we needed to remove the stuff, they don’t want anybody parking on their property anymore.

“They even put up a sign and you guys parked right in front of the sign.”

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The Kia driver replied: “Yeah, because I’ve got no space right now. I have one more car. Where should I park it?

“My car, it doesn’t fit in the garage because it’s too long.”

The Everything Autos worker suggested that the driver pay to park it in a nearby lot.

In the UK, parking in front of someone else’s house without permission is generally not acceptable.

People can report “anti-social behaviour” – including when a vehicle is preventing them from getting off their own driveway – to the police.

Parking in front of someone’s house

PARKING in front of someone else’s house without permission is not generally acceptable in the UK.

There are steps a person can take if a car is parked outside their house.

If you return home to find a stranger’s car on your driveway without your permission, they are trespassing and you can contact the police.

As it is only a civil offence, the police may not follow up the report – or they may send an officer to investigate.

If it happens regularly with the same driver, experts at Chips Away suggest you try talking calmly with the driver, and if seek advice from Citizens Advice if you need further assistance.

Police action can be taken if the vehicle is preventing you from getting off your own driveway.

According to Chips Away, if you find a vehicle that is parked:

  • Dangerously
  • Somewhere that would prevent emergency services from accessing.
  • On zig zag lines

You can report it to the police as anti-social behaviour.

And if you find a car that is parked:

  • Anywhere that would obstruct emergency services
  • On a pedestrian crossing
  • In a taxi bay, bus or tram stop
  • Over a dropped kerb
  • In spaces researched by Blue Badge holders (unless entitled to do so)

You can report this to your local council.

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