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A FURIOUS homeowner claims he is unable to park on his own street following the selfish actions of his petty neighbour.  

The resident says a slice of his curb has official been recognised as “off limits” after his neighbour got the council to set up a no parking zone.  



Michael Bajjada, from Sydney, Australia, claims the zone was requested after he bought a caravan 18 months ago.

According to a local council report, the neighbour had complained that the vehicles were “blocking her view” whenever she exited her driveway.

Speaking to 9News, Michael claimed neither he or any of his neighbours were consulted on the change, which came into force overnight.

He says many only found out what had happened when several no parking signs were erected across the street.

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Now, the fuming residents feels the whole street has been “punished” as a result of his neighbours selfish actions, adding that it “affects everyone.”

“Approving one person in a street to put up a no parking sign because she doesn't want anyone to park out the front of her house is something I've never seen before this in this area,” Michael Bajjada told the outlet.

"They could have consulted me, they could have perhaps asked me if I had a strategy about moving the caravan into storage which I would have obliged.

“But instead, they have punished the neighbourhood with less parking in a street which is next to a park and a library. Obviously, that affects everyone. “

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Earlier this year, we shared how a similarly stunned driver was told she had "no right" to park in her own street by a furious neighbour.

The anonymous motorist, who lives in Scotland, had parked her car "six houses down" from her driveway.

But just a few hours later, she returned to find an angry note from the "vehicle police" demanding the car was removed.

The letter-writer said they'd photographed the car "as evidence" in the passive-aggressive blast.

Sharing the note on Facebook, the shocked driver said: "Vehicle police strike again.

"Parked about six houses down from my own for one night because I couldn’t get parked outside my own house. 

"Some people need to get out more."

Whoever wrote the letter may be angered further to learn there's absolutely no law against parking properly in a street.

PARKING LAWS

In the UK, leaving a car outside of anyone's home isn't illegal, unless there's a designated parking space there.

And although it might be tempting, residents aren't allowed to save 'their' space with a plastic cone either.

Leaving anything on the road can be classed as an obstruction and is against the law unless the council has given permission.

Provided a street isn't governed by residents' parking permits, any member of the public can park there – as long as they are complying with restrictions and not causing obstructions.

If the street uses permits, anyone with the right permit can park anywhere in the relevant zone.

There's also no law on how long someone can park in the same space for, unless police think the car has been abandoned.

However, if someone is blocking a driveway, or their wheel is over the dropped kerb, they may be committing a parking offence.

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A Citizens' Advice Bureau spokesman said: “You don’t have an automatic right to park directly outside your home or to prevent others from doing so, unless parking in a street is prohibited, or a space is reserved by the local authority for a particular resident.

“For example, a blue badge holder may have a designated parking space.”

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