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Suspected abandoned vehicle

Reported via desktop in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 16:51, Tuesday 26 July 2022

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich less than a minute later

We are a car park management company (Parking Partners Management Services LTD) instructed by Berkeley Homes East Thames to manage the three car parks within Woolwich Royal Arsenal, Heritage car park, Hotel car park and Cannon Square car park. We requested and received the details for the registered keeper of the vehicle and after three attempts to contact them we have, in line with our T&C's, applied for the V5 to auction the vehicle to attempt to reclaim the parking charges incurred by the vehicle. The DVLA have responded to our request and informed us that the responsibility for removal of abandoned vehicles lies with the local authority. We encountered this issue with vehicles parked within Southwark but they confirmed that as the vehicles were NOT parked in an open-air car park they had no interest in the vehicles. We are requesting that you acknowledge this request and provide confirmation that you have no objections to us taking ownership of the vehicle.

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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 https://www.police.uk/ 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 16:51, Tuesday 26 July 2022

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