I’ve been stuck with random stranger’s car parked on my driveway for nearly a YEAR – it’s a nightmare


A MAN who was stuck with a random stranger’s car parked on his driveway for nearly a year has said that the ordeal has been a nightmare.

Omar Badran had been lumped with someone else’s car on his driveway since December 2021 after allowing a stranger to park there because he wasn’t using it.

But Omar suffered for his act of kindness for months as he struggled to have the car removed from his property.

The Stoke resident said that the owner initially refused to remove the car before becoming unable to reach.

Omar had previously stated: “I agreed on the condition that when I wanted to use my driveaway again, I would be able to.”

Omar explored many legal avenues but was surprised to find that removing property that isn’t yours from your property is considered legally a “grey area”.

He added: “I was shocked by my initial search, it’s legally a grey area and you might not be able to get the council, police or the DVLA to do anything about it, even though the vehicle is uninsured, isn’t taxed and has no MOT.

“I phoned up all these places and they said they couldn’t do anything.”

He eventually discovered a solution in the form of the Torts Act.

A tort occurs when someone commits a wrong against another person. 

Tort law allows individuals who have had a wrong committed against them to claim damages against the person who was wronged them.

“It took me several weeks and a lot of stress, I thought I was going to be stuck with a really bad situation that would involve thousands of pounds spent in a civil court.”

Omar then placed a sign on the windscreen of the car on his driveway last month which read: “Under the Torts Act, this vehicle will be disposed of in one week from 27/06/22 if the owner does not collect it.”

The frustrated homeowner said: “This entire thing has made be really miserable and so many people have told me I’m stupid for having allowed him to park on my driveway but I was just trying to do a nice thing.”

Thankfully for Omar he has now finally had the car removed from his driveway after eight months of legal wrangling.

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