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Abandoned vehicle on my property

Reported via desktop in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 13:41, Wed 6 July 2022

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3654879.

A yellow Mercedes Sprinter van, has been left abandoned in the designated parking space of my flat, 19 Teasel Crescent, SE28 0LP. My tenant left a note on the windscreen for the owner to remove it, which they have not done. It has been over several months now, and it is causing a nuisance because my tenant or her visitors cannot use the designated parking space. I have checked the vehcile's tax and MOT. It has been SORN'd but the MOT expired in 2018. So it is obvious that the owner does not want to use it and has abandoned it on my property. So please can you arrange for it to be removed. Many thanks.

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  • Please accept this response as acknowledgement that it has been received. All enquiries relating to abandoned/untaxed vehicles will be investigated fully. The Local Authority can take Enforcement action on a vehicle parked on a public road if its tax has expired for more than 2 calendar months and 1 day. The Local Authority has no powers to remove vehicles with no insurance or MOT, this is a Police matter and can be reported to pu/ contact-the-police/ . If the land on which the abandoned vehicle is located is occupied, the local authority must give the occupier a minimum of 7 days and if on private land 15 days’ notice is required to confirm that they propose to remove the vehicle. The local authority is not entitled to remove the vehicle if the occupier objects to the proposal.

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 13:41, Wed 6 July 2022

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