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If you wish to report an abandoned vehicle on a housing estate please contact your housing estate office.
Who can use this service
We classify a vehicle as being abandoned if it meets all or some of the following criteria:
- the vehicle hasn't moved within the last month
- the windows are broken
- it's clearly not being used, for example, it has dirty windows or rubbish inside, there is a build-up of rubbish around the wheels
- it's a danger to the public
- if the vehicle is in a condition that can lead to anti-social behaviour
- if the vehicle has no number plates.
If the vehicle is untaxed, and is not a danger to the public you will need to report this to the DVLA. We are not authorised to enforce car tax and this is the responsibility of the DVLA.
If the vehicle is on a TfL red route you will need to report this to Transport for London. Red routes, and abandoned vehicles on them are the responsibility of TfL.
What you need to know...
We need to know the:
- vehicle colour, make and preferably model
- exact location.
If the vehicle is on private land, please provide your contact details so we can get in touch if we require further information. We can't remove a vehicle from private land without the permission of the landowner.
If you wish to report an abandoned car on your estate, please contact your housing office.
We will undertake an inspection of any reported vehicles.
If from the inspection we consider the vehicle to be abandoned we will undertake additional checks with the police and the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA).
Once these checks have cleared the vehicle will be marked for removal.
It can take up to six weeks for a vehicle to be deemed as abandoned and removed.