Abandoned vehicles

A vehicle will not be considered to be abandoned if it is:

  • taxed;
  • legally parked and is on a road with no parking restrictions;
  • in good condition; and
  • is not causing an obstruction.

You can check if a vehicle is taxed before reporting it.

Please contact us if you spot an abandoned vehicle on your estate. If the vehicle is on Sanctuary Housing property, we will make arrangements to remove it. If not, it must be reported to the local council.

What are the rules about parking near your home?

Vehicles can only be parked in designated parking areas. Your vehicle may be removed if you park illegally, block the road or prevent an emergency vehicle from passing.

Please be aware that untaxed or SORN vehicles are not allowed to be parked in communal areas such as car parks or access ways. A SORN vehicle may only be kept on a private driveway or in a garage.

Further information about the types of antisocial behaviour: