Letter Template: Inconsiderate Parking in Your Road
Parking is one of the most common causes of disputes between neighbours. Problems include parking too near to a driveway making it difficult to turn in and out, and parking partially on the pavement preventing prams and wheelchairs from being able to pass.
Fortunately often the issue can be quite easily solved. Usually the vehicle owner simply hasn't realised the problem caused by where they have parked, and so bringing it to their attention will mean that they don't park there in future.
How can you best approach this problem?Talk to your neighbour first, it's always better to try this option before taking further action so, if you can, pop round for a quick chat. If you can't make contact or don't feel comfortable with face to face communication, try sending an informal note. If this doesn't resolve the issue, then try a more formal approach. To help you, we've devised template informal note and more formal letter:
Informal Note to Neighbour About Inconsiderate Parking
Just a quick note regarding where your car is parked. This is [making it more difficult for me to access my driveway / preventing my pram / wheelchair from being able to pass on the pavement. Please could you [park slightly further up the road / not on the kerb] going forwards to resolve this problem?
Thanks for your help.
[Your house number]
Formal Letter: Neighbours Parking Inconsiderately
[Address / 'Delivered by hand']
Dear [Neighbour's name]/[If unknown, just address as 'Dear Neighbour'],
Re: Car Parking
I live at [address], next door. I am writing in relation to problems caused by where your car, registration [registration number] is regularly parked.
- Blocking my driveway
- Preventing access down the pavement for prams/wheelchairs
- Making turning out of [road name] onto [road name] difficult
- Preventing/restricting access for emergency vehicles
You may have previously been unaware of the problems being caused. However it is making access and use of the street more difficult [and I am particularly concerned about the impact of restricted access for emergency vehicles should, for example, a fire engine or ambulance be required].
I am keen to resolve this amicably; we are after all neighbours! I would therefore be grateful if you could [park further up the street where parking will not restrict access / avoid parking on the pavement / park further back from the junction.]
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.