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Old 05-07-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I live in a townhome area where we have assigned parking. There are a few extra spaces for visitors. My next door neighbor has a larger than average work-type van that has been parked in one of the extra spaces for about a year. It has not moved during that time. It's old and about the size of a small Hertz truck - maybe 15 feet. But it is a real eye sore that we all have looked at for a very long time. It happens to be inches from my front door.

Hard to believe the association hasn't done something by now w/o anyone saying anything. The president drives by the van every day on her way home. Can't help but notice it's there and that it never moves.

Am I being petty and unreasonable? They are terrible neighbors in many other ways too.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Find out if it has current registration/tags. In our complex, the cars have to be current or they cannot be parked "stored" in visitor spots.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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check the association rules.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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check the association rules.
Many condo/townhome complexes do not allow parking of vehicles with commercial plates. Check that angle first, it's easiest.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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Am I being petty and unreasonable?
Nope, not IMO anyway.

Follow the advice above. Good luck!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I live in a townhome area where we have assigned parking. There are a few extra spaces for visitors. My next door neighbor has a larger than average work-type van that has been parked in one of the extra spaces for about a year. It has not moved during that time. It's old and about the size of a small Hertz truck - maybe 15 feet. But it is a real eye sore that we all have looked at for a very long time. It happens to be inches from my front door.

Hard to believe the association hasn't done something by now w/o anyone saying anything. The president drives by the van every day on her way home. Can't help but notice it's there and that it never moves.

Am I being petty and unreasonable? They are terrible neighbors in many other ways too.
No, you are not being petty. You may be being unreasonable, but if you haven't said something or complained, that would be petty....Have you said something to the association??
I wonder if there are other spots to park?? Where I live, not moving for a year would be the problem.....Why can't he park it at his job, especially if it's a work truck?? Maybe call his company anonymously, and report it. I wouldn't appreciate it in front of my home....
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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No, you are not being petty. You may be being unreasonable, but if you haven't said something or complained, that would be petty....Have you said something to the association??
I wonder if there are other spots to park?? Where I live, not moving for a year would be the problem.....Why can't he park it at his job, especially if it's a work truck?? Maybe call his company anonymously, and report it. I wouldn't appreciate it in front of my home....

Pretty sure it is his personal truck. I used the term "woprk truck" because that's what it looks like. It's not a SUV or a pick-up truck that we normally drive. It's more like a Hertz truck.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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No, you are not being petty. You may be being unreasonable, but if you haven't said something or complained, that would be petty....Have you said something to the association??
I wonder if there are other spots to park?? Where I live, not moving for a year would be the problem.....Why can't he park it at his job, especially if it's a work truck?? Maybe call his company anonymously, and report it. I wouldn't appreciate it in front of my home....

There is a ton of parking available, just wouldn't be in front of the house. But if you're not driving it, it needn't be in front of the house.

I am going to mention something to the association. I'm the kind of person who hates to start a mess with neighbors.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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check the association rules.

The only stated rules are that vehicles must be registered, in working order, and can't be commercial. I don't think anyone conceived of a situation where someone owns a working vehicle and let's it sit forever.

I certainly wouldn't.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Find out if it has current registration/tags. In our complex, the cars have to be current or they cannot be parked "stored" in visitor spots.

Unregistered vehicles will be towed in our community - per the association. It is registered and has current inspection.
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