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1. When a vehicle can be removed to the pound

If your vehicle is illegally parked on an estate (e.g. on yellow lines or hatched areas) or causing an obstruction, especially for emergency vehicles, it may be stickered for removal to the vehicle pound within 24 hours, or even removed immediately if the issue is urgent.

Abandoned vehicles

Abandoned vehicles, or vehicles presenting a health and safety risk, will also be stickered and removed to the pound.

Vehicles are classed as abandoned and may be removed if they are untaxed and parked on an estate without a SORN notice, or parked with a SORN notice but without the permission of the Neighbourhood Housing Manager (NMH).

Vehicles with a SORN notice and parked with the permission of the NHM must display both the SORN notice and a parking permit, where applicable, or it may be removed. Even taxed vehicles can be removed as abandoned if they meet certain criteria such as not having moved for a long period of time or being in a poor condition.

2. If your car has been stickered for removal

You will need to contact your Neighbourhood Housing Officer through the Lambeth Housing Management call centre on 020 7926 6000, or by contacting them directly.

North Area Housing Office (Kennington & Vauxhall, Stockwell & Vassall and Clapham)

91 Kennington Lane
London
SE11 4HQ

Telephone: 020 7926 6000
Contact the North Area Housing Office

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays 10am to 5pm

South Area Housing Office (Brixton, Norwood and Streatham)

139 Albert Carr Gardens
London
SW16 3HB

Telephone: 020 7926 6000
Contact the South Area Housing Office

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

3. If your vehicle has been removed

Contact our parking contractors APCOA directly on 07968 623713 or at admin.lambethpound@apcoa.com.

There is a vehicle recovery fee of £105, plus a storage fee of £12 per day

APCOA will put the vehicle on TRACE and destroy it after 28 days.

Appeal the cost of your car being removed

You will need to pay the cost of recovery and storage, and then collect a refund form from the vehicle pound. A form can also be sent to you on request after you have recovered your vehicle.

4. Report abandoned, illegally parked vehicles or vehicles without permits

These should all be reported to your Neighbourhood Housing Officer through the Lambeth Housing Management call centre on 020 7926 6000, or by contacting them directly.

North Area Housing Office (Kennington & Vauxhall, Stockwell & Vassall and Clapham)

91 Kennington Lane
London
SE11 4HQ

Telephone: 020 7926 6000
Contact the North Area Housing Office

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays 10am to 5pm

South Area Housing Office (Brixton, Norwood and Streatham)

139 Albert Carr Gardens
London
SW16 3HB

Telephone: 020 7926 6000
Contact the South Area Housing Office

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm