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    • Praeceps
    • By Praeceps 12th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
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    Possible abandoned car in shared private driveway blocking my garage
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    • 12th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
    Possible abandoned car in shared private driveway blocking my garage 12th Jan 18 at 9:42 AM
    Hi there, a few days ago we have had a Peugeot estate car parked in front of my garage. The garage is accessed through a private driveway which we have right of way to.

    [IMG]i65.photobucket.com/albums/h214/Praeceps/Mobile%20Uploads/2018-01/73b94115-f932-4da6-a3bc-6246ead7ffbb_zpsmhy1tbtt.png[/IMG]


    On the picture shown the red is where my garage is. The black is the car blocking it and the yellow is the owner of the driveway.

    The owner of the driveway is trying to sort it out with the car owner.
    The car owner had left a number on his windscreen. He said to the driveway owner that his clutch had gone and that's the best place he could put the car. The car's MOT ran out on 15th of December. The car is an 02 plate which doesn't help, I get a feeling it might get abandoned.

    I'm at a loss on what I can do as I need to use the garage.
    What are our options?
    Last edited by Praeceps; 12-01-2018 at 10:20 AM.
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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 12th Jan 18, 12:46 PM
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    Not their problem if it isn't parked on the road. Its a civil matter.
    Originally posted by ic
    Wrong

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 12th Jan 18, 1:03 PM
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    So your best advice is criminal.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt



    Happened to a work mate many years ago. Smashed the window to release the hand break. Told the Police after and explained he's car was inside. Pushed the car a few feet out the way. Told the Police, if the owner has an issue to take him to court.


    The Police were not that bothered and the owner did nothing. Cheers.....
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:04 PM
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    It needs either tax or a SORN.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    If itís taxed it needs insurance.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    Happened to a work mate many years ago. Smashed the window to release the hand break. Told the Police after and explained he's car was inside. Pushed the car a few feet out the way. Told the Police, if the owner has an issue to take him to court.


    The Police were not that bothered and the owner did nothing. Cheers.....
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    Ah the famous mate story.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 12th Jan 18, 1:05 PM
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    Not their problem if it isn't parked on the road. Its a civil matter.
    Originally posted by ic
    This says otherwise:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:06 PM
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    Yeah I will leave it til Monday and give 101 a call and see what they say about it.
    Originally posted by Praeceps
    The police wonít deal with it. MIB/DVLA will deal with the insurance matter.
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 12th Jan 18, 1:19 PM
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    Ah the famous mate story.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt

    No what I would not do is walk 13 miles to work for days because you have not got it in ya to do something.


    At the time he worked for Granada Rentals. Not Famous. It was a company car he needed for work. Do grow some.....
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:27 PM
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    No what I would not do is walk 13 miles to work for days because you have not got it in ya to do something.


    At the time he worked for Granada Rentals. Not Famous. It was a company car he needed for work. Do grow some.....
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    And your stories must be told.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:36 PM
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    Enjoy ya walk............lol
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    Poor effort, and Iíve no need to walk anywhere.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:46 PM
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    Try harder..........the car is still getting moved. lol
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    Are you going round to carry out your criminal advice or just going to hide behind your keyboard?
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 1:55 PM
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    See ya, don't forget your bus pass. lol
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    Canít forget something you donít have.
    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 12th Jan 18, 4:34 PM
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    Iíve not read all of this as there is some rubbish been written but someone has said the council with move it if your car is in there, can you not just say it is and let them move it.

    If you donít need to get in the garage Iíd would just leave it a few days but if you need to get into the garage I would just move it how ever you see fit.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 12th Jan 18, 5:50 PM
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    There was me thinking that all the kids had gone back to school but obviously I'm mistaken as no reasonably intelligent adult would keep posting/bickering in the way that Warwick Hunt & scd3scd4 are doing.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 12th Jan 18, 6:09 PM
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    Sorry Warwick Hunt & scd3scd4 but all your childish bickering is doing is cluttering up this thread with useless posts that are no help to OP whatsoever, I've reported them to the mods so they can hopefully delete the lot.
    • Debbie Savard
    • By Debbie Savard 12th Jan 18, 6:22 PM
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    Write a 'letter before action' sent Signed For to owner of the driveway, giving him 72 hours to restore your access rights.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 6:32 PM
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    Write a 'letter before action' sent Signed For to owner of the driveway, giving him 72 hours to restore your access rights.
    Originally posted by Debbie Savard
    Thatís ok as long as the area outside the OPís garage isnít his.
    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 12th Jan 18, 8:10 PM
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    This sounds exactly like the normal behaviour of someone who has a problem and decides to solve it by making it a problem for someone else..
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 12th Jan 18, 9:18 PM
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    Can't you just hitch a towrope to it and drag it out the way with a good diesel motor? A rwd t350 transit van or similar?
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 13th Jan 18, 8:40 AM
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    Yep try a tow or even a push.


    How about this.................www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxil_sCtTAI

    Most people would not put up with it as they need their cars and garage. Like I said. I know what I would do after a couple of days. Interested how this pans out.
    Last edited by scd3scd4; 13-01-2018 at 3:22 PM.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    Council and DVLA

    Police did nothing about a car on the highway no MOT for 8 month prior to its appearance 4 months later tax ran out, reported to council notice on in 3days gone within the week owner took it back.
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