We live on a cul-de-sac kind of arrangement in front of the houses, so we nose-in park instead of paralleling. The parking is very tight in this corner. My problem is my neighbour to the north. She has a two-car garage in the back of her house, and she takes three spots in front of her house as well (everyone else gets two, maximum). The problem comes in when she frequently has company (you all know where this is going). Yes, of course, she lets them park in front of our house, so with our two vehicles, one of them often has to be parked almost a block away or in front of someone else’s house, in their parking spot.
My question is, what would you advise we do about this? The street is free, of course; she can park wherever she wants. Common courtesy says not to let guests park in the spaces that she knows are used by us every day, though. I am trying to figure out whether to talk to the owner of the house we’re renting and ask him to have a chat with her, or leave notes on the cars parked in “our” spaces, or talk to her myself, or just leave it the heck alone.
(Yes, I know in the grand scheme of things, this is pretty petty. But it pisses me off, because there is no reason other than not thinking about other people for this behaviour.)