Is it illegal for someone else to park on my private driveway?

The same person keeps parking day and night on my driveway and I can't get my car in.

Asked on 4 January 2023 by John JOSEPH Wilson

Answered by Dan Powell
It isn't illegal to park your vehicle on someone else's driveway. But it is frustrating and can cause friction between neighbours.

In the first instance, I would suggest speaking to the owner of the vehicle and asking them (politely) to park somewhere els. If that fails to solve the problem, you may want to consider fitting a lockable gate or bollard (which you can unlock to access the driveway when you park your car).

In a worst-case scenario, you could take legal action against the driver and pursue a civil case of trespassing in order to have the vehicle removed by a court.
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