Some advice please.
I live in a small cul de sac where we each have 2 parking spaces
and also two visitors spaces which are jointly owned by all of us.
One of the visitors spaces is at the far end next to a neighbours garden
and the neighbours there have always used it as their own private space.
They are aware it is a visitors space (because they have told me they are aware)
and the deeds state this.
No one has ever complained as we like them and didn't want to cause any problems.
Also, most of the residents are tenants so unaware of the fact it is a visitors space,
it is only those of us who own the properties who are aware.
they have decided to make vehicular access to their garden across this visitors space
and put vehicle gates in across the far end of it.
They have not asked anyone if they agree.
If they then park in their garden, and someone parks in the visitor space
they will be blocked in which is tough luck.
but, really, no-one will park there as by putting gates in they are inferring it is their private driveway.
If the space needs maintenance then I am as responsible as they are even though I cant ever use it.
When I asked what they would do if someone blocked them in
they just said that no one has ever parked there before (probably because they couldn't)
I cant put a bollard up as they own the same amount of the visitors space as I do.
I am concerned long term they they are taking ownership of shared property which could de-value property.
Any thoughts or suggestions please?
Im annoyed as they are the ones in the wrong and yet I feel awkward about addressing it!