If you have experienced coming home from work and you find out that someone else is using your parking space or your gate is blocked, for sure you will feel frustrated and annoyed. Even though it only seems like such problems are minimal, it is definitely not the case if you have worked the entire day and you just wanted to park your car securely and relax inside your home, especially if you need to walk your way home because you do not have a choice but to park your car miles away.
Furthermore, if you live in a dangerous area where the crime rate is high, your car will likely get stolen, thus, the farther you park, the more the security of your car is compromised. On the other hand, your car is not probably going to get stolen or broken into if it will only be placed outside your home or sitting on your property. Thus, parking problems can really become serious in some instances and it would be best if you will take some of the tips into consideration so that you will be able to deal with it successfully and they are as follows:
Tourists: If perhaps the are you are living is filled with tourists, you should know that they prefer to park their vehicles in suburban areas so that they do not have to pay for parking fees.
Not posting any signs that informs tourists about your parking space will definitely make them unaware that it was your space and it should not be used without your permission. Hence, it is advisable to determine from your local council if they have some signs available showing that the parking space can only be used by the residents. Once a tourist see the signage that is posted, he or she will definitely think twice in parking on your area. Nevertheless, you have to make sure that the sign that will be posted also indicates a call to action, which means that the sign should state there will be punishments for those who are not going to obey.
This should not be a problem with your council for the reason that restricting the parking space in your area will drive away the tourists into the public parking lots which in turn can generate more money Hence, cases like these will become beneficial for everyone instead of becoming a burden.
Neighbors: What you need to do if you have neighbors that are parking their cars on your space or blocking your gate is to simply talk to them nicely and request them not to do such things. Bear in mind that you should request them in a nice manner so that they will also remove their cars.