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This is what you can do by law when someone parks in front of your house

There are few things more frustrating than getting home from a busy day at work to find that someone has parked in the space bang outside your house.

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Where can you legally park?

Where can you legally park?

For home owners who live close to local amenities or a point of interest, this annoyance can be a daily occurrence.

However, the bad news is, unless you live on a road which has residential parking permits, or is private, it's very difficult to stop this from happening.

Even though neighbours may give you a preference over the parking spot right outside your house, there is actually no legal entitlement for them to do so.

It's a slightly different story if someone is blocking your driveway or their wheel is over the dropped kerb to your house.

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According to the Highway Code, these are the only laws of where you can't park

- On a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines

- In marked taxi bays

- In a cycle lane

- On red lines

- In spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders, residents or motorbikes (unless entitled to do so)

- Near a school entrance

- Anywhere that would prevent access for Emergency Services

- At or near a bus/tram stop

- Opposite or within 10 metres of a junction

- Over a dropped kerb

- In front of the entrance to a property