- 2 years ago
My fiance and I moved into our condo a few weeks ago and overall we LOVE it. We are having problems with one of our neighbors though and even though we have respectfully gone to their door several times to ask them to stop it, it happened again this morning.
I know this may be a stupid question, but can the HOA do anything about this? Or what should my next steps be?
Although I don’t think people need to know… here’s what has been going on.
Even though we are in a condo, it looks more of what many people would say looks like a townhouse. It is not apartment-style living. We have our own unit with an attached 2-car garage and our own driveway.
The only thing is, our driveway meets up with the other three driveways of the family’s in our building in a common road to the street. (I’ve included a picture below from a birdseye view on Google Maps. The shared road/driveway to the street is highlighted. I’m not sure if it makes anything clearer of what I am trying to explian… but I tried!)
Anyway, on three occassions now, our neighbors have parked one of their cars in front of our driveway so that we could not get out… despite having an open spot in their garage AND in their driveway. We’ve had to ask them to move so that we could go to work/the store/wherever.
For two mornings now, THEY HAVE ACTUALLY PARKED ONE OF THEIR CARS *IN* OUR DRIVEWAY. Of course, neither time my fiance nor I could get out of our garage to go to work.
Other than the first time, we have asked them to please use their own garage and driveway and to not use or block ours. They always say yes, they understand… but then obviously have done it again and again.
My fiance was at the point this morning of wanting to call a tow truck to move their vehicle from our driveway. Since we just moved in, I don’t want to cause problems with our neighbors already, but clearly they are not respecting our garage/driveway space.
Since I don’t want to call a tow truck/the police like my fiance, what are the next steps we should be taking? Clearly talking to them about it 4 times hasn’t done anything. Can the HOA do anything about this?