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Old 12-13-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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So I just moved into my first house on my own here in Fort Worth. I am renting it from my aunt who has lived her for 10+ years. And ever since I have moved in here lat November it's been a constant struggle with the neighbors. They live on the corner of the street and refuse to use their driveway so they park in front of my house, and theirs. Since the street is a public street I cannot complain unless they are blocking my driveway.

But today pretty much draws the line, I go outside to check my mail, and I notice they have moved my trash can, next to theirs just so they can park in front of my house. That pretty much pisses me off. So what can I legally do to get them stop doing this.

I have already tried talking to them, but they only speak to me in Spanish and I don't speak Spanish, now if they spoke German or Chinese I could translate in a snap! T.T

[[On a side note; if I were to make a mailbox at the front of my house, could they still park in front of it? >_> Our mailbox is small and I was wanting to do this anyway but if can kill two birds with one stone that would be awesome! >>]]
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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a) Check if you need a permit to change mail boxes. Ft. Worth can be somewhat quirky.
b) Ask a friend or other neighbor to translate for you.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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See if you can legally move the mail box
Put your trash can back where it was
Find someone who can speak, read and write Spanish
and have them talk to your neighbors.
Park your car in front of your home
Make your own sign for the trash can and your that area using the translation programs available on line that states
"No Parking" anytime.
Ask the city to put up a no parking sign and be sure to tell the city the situation, if they get ticketed enough they may quit parking there.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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There are only two ways to stop anyone from parking in front of your house.

1. If they are willing to see your side of the issue and agree to not park there after having a conversation with them, you might stop them.

2. If you park your own car there so that no one else can, you can stop them. Well, at least while your car is there you can.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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I lived on the corner also. I would get door-to-door salesman, Jehovah's witnesses, neighbor's relatives park in front of my house.

I had no legal standing. They had as much right to the public street as much.

In the scheme of things, it was a small inconvenience. I moved my thoughts to other concerns like career and finances.

Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth TX
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Thanks for all the answers, I will be getting with Fort Worth on Mailbox regulations and what not. I will also search through my phone book to see who can translate for me. I hate feeling so disconnected with neighbors. I've lived in Saginaw, Galveston, and even in Pennsylvania for a bit, and I have always had such a strong connection with my neighbors and our community and here I feel so disconnected. Maybe I will start to learn Spanish just so I can communicate!

Thanks again for all the great answers.(:
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Translate English to Spanish

Google Translate
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Turn on your sprinkler and make sure it waters their car whenever you see them parked there
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Simple answer.
It's a public street.
Pick your battles very carefully.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Park your car in front of their house for a few days.
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