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I have new neighbours, a young couple, who are tenants of the

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I have new neighbours, a young couple, who are tenants of the owner. The husband works in carpentry and has a huge commercial van which he parks on their driveway. The end of the driveway is directly in front of my house so that the parked van totally blocks the outlook. There is a covenant on these houses (it is a private development of 12 houses) which prohibits commercial vehicles from being parked here (apart from those on casual business). What should I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your question, my name isXXXXX will do whatever I can to help you today.

Have you spoke with them yet?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes. I called round there this morning and briefly mentioned - very politely - that the parked van could cause a problem. The short conversation was very cordial and I would like to resolve this so that there is no ill-feeling.

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Thanks.

There are several steps to take:

1) Resolve it as you say being friendly and polite.

2) If that does not resolve it then you can get a Solicitor to write a letter and say that the Landlord is in breach of the covenant but it needs to be sent to the Landlord.

If the Landlord still refuses to enforce anything then you can

3) Issue proceedings in the County Court.

This you would need a Solicitor to draft proceedings and present your argument in Court.

You could seek an injunction against the Landlord (as it is his property) to not cause or permit the tenant to park there.

If the Landlord refuses then he could be sent to prison for contempt of Court.

But these are these are the actions you should take.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else I can do to help you today please let me know.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Many thanks.

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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