Obnoxious neighbour asks to borrow parking spot and doesn't move for two months

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The truck has been there for two months and now the owner has taken the wheels off (Image: Reddit)
The truck has been there for two months and now the owner has taken the wheels off (Image: Reddit)

Parking is the one thing that can cause huge tensions between neighbours, and people can get quite particular over their land. If you're lucky enough to have a willing neighbour who will kindly let you park in their spot when you don't have any room, how long can you keep it there before you're taking advantage of their good will?

One homeowner was left pretty miffed after letting their neighbour park their truck on their land for a few weeks, only to still find it there two months later - with no signs of it moving any time soon.

Obnoxious neighbour asks to borrow parking spot and doesn't move for two months eidexiqreiqtrinvThe truck has been sat there for two months (Reddit)

After being told it would only be parked there for a "couple of weeks", the truck owner has even gone to the extent of taking the wheels off - so it's looking as though it's there to stay. Confused and not knowing what to do, the land owner took to Reddit to vent about their situation and wrote: "My neighbour said, 'Do you mind if I park my truck beside the garage for a couple weeks until I can get it hauled away?' It's been almost two months now, and yesterday he took off the wheels."

Obnoxious neighbour asks to borrow parking spot and doesn't move for two monthsPeople have been telling the Reddit user to get it towed (Reddit)
Obnoxious neighbour asks to borrow parking spot and doesn't move for two monthsHe agreed it would only be a 'couple of weeks' (Reddit)

Sharing a photo of a 4x4 truck next to a garage, with no wheels on, the kind resident knows his gesture has been taken advantage of, and people are suggesting they should take matters it into their own hands and get it towed away. "Let him know you're giving him 72 hours before you have a company come scrap it," wrote one Reddit user.

Unsure what to do, the property owner asked others if they can legally do anything to the abandoned truck they allowed on their property under the assumption it was only going to be for a few weeks.

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The homeowner then later added: "I don't think I can legally touch it since it's not mine? But if the catalytic converter might... mysteriously disappear one day. I guess nothing [is wrong with it], other than being an eyesore, which is probably why I haven't pushed the issue. Someone said it could attract rats at some point."

In response, one person jibed: "Looks like it's yours now. Time to scrap it out," while another simply added: "Time to start charging rent"

Niamh Kirk

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