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What you can do if someone parks in front of your house – according to the law

Few residential situations are more irritating than somebody parking in front of your driveway.
You want to pop to the supermarket for some milk, and there yet again is that blue Vauxhall Astra,edging across your front garden and mounting the kerb.
We understand some people might need to park up momentarily if they're picking up their kids, or posting a letter, but when they're always there, it's infuriating. Understandably. But we have some bad news: there's little you can do about it.
The street parking outside your home isn't a 'legal entitlement' – just because you live there. Unfortunately, if you live in a town center or built up area, where parking's a premium, people blocking your driveway aren't actually (technically) doing anything wrong.
he police are often keen to remind people that it's not their 'right' to park in front of their house - unless there's a designated parking space in place.
If your road is governed by residential parking permits, or is private, it's different. If not, other members of the public aren't breaking the law , as long as they're complying with general restrictions, and not causing obstructions to vehicles travelling.
There are some measures in pace in the Highway Code that are helpful to be aware of, though.
he police are often keen to remind people that it's not their 'right' to park in front of their house - unless there's a designated parking space in place.
If your road is governed by residential parking permits, or is private, it's different. If not, other members of the public aren't breaking the law , as long as they're complying with general restrictions, and not causing obstructions to vehicles travelling.
There are some measures in pace in the Highway Code that are helpful to be aware of, though.
- Over a dropped kerb
- In front of the entrance to a property

Good luck.

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