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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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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 12th Jan 18, 10:07 AM
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    Your link is now live but warning to others trying to view it; I had to give up due to the large number of adverts and other guff!
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 12th Jan 18, 10:22 AM
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    I would give it a few days then remove it. If needs be I would smash a window and push it out the way.


    What' happens if your car was inside?
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 12th Jan 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:26 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:26 AM
    I would give it a few days then remove it. If needs be I would smash a window and push it out the way.


    What' happens if your car was inside?
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    I believe the council / police can assist if your car is inside, but not if it's outside.
    • Praeceps
    • By Praeceps 12th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:36 AM
    link [/URL]is now live but warning to others trying to view it; I had to give up due to the large number of adverts and other guff!
    It might be that the link is still somewhat different to mine? I have never had ad problems with photobucket.

    I would give it a few days then remove it. If needs be I would smash a window and push it out the way.


    What' happens if your car was inside?
    Yeah I was thinking something similar, it will be quite the !!!!!! to sort out though as it's not facing the driveway exit and the driveway isn't flat. Luckily my car wasn't inside at the time. Though if it was inside it could have been something the council would sort out.
    Last edited by Praeceps; 12-01-2018 at 10:38 AM.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 10:40 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:40 AM
    I believe the council / police can assist if your car is inside, but not if it's outside.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    Itís not a police matter, they wonít assist.
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
    I believe the council / police can assist if your car is inside, but not if it's outside.
    Originally posted by Comms69



    Sometimes you have to help yourself and then plead innocence.


    I would have no issue with someone leaving it for a few days to help.............but its no good someone just shrugging shoulders to me.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:41 AM
    I would give it a few days then remove it. If needs be I would smash a window and push it out the way.


    What' happens if your car was inside?
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    So you best advice is to commit a criminal offence?
    • scd3scd4
    • By scd3scd4 12th Jan 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:52 AM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:52 AM
    So you best advice is to commit a criminal offence?
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt

    If "after" phoning the Police and then the Council. I see it as completely reasonable. The car did not break down there it has been left there to suit the owner.


    What's your advise...........being a mug??
    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Jan 18, 11:07 AM
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    Is it taxed and insured ?
    https://ownvehicle.askmid.com/
    https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/abandoned-vehicles-council-responsibilities
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donations.html
    • Praeceps
    • By Praeceps 12th Jan 18, 11:24 AM
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    Is it taxed and insured ?
    Originally posted by molerat
    Mot expired, no insurance. It is taxed though. HN02 YUR
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 11:28 AM
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    Mot expired, no insurance. It is taxed though. HN02 YUR
    Originally posted by Praeceps
    It doesnít need tax, mot as itís not on a road. If itís private property and not open to the public it doesnít need insurance. However is itís taxed it should be insured.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Jan 18, 11:29 AM
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    If "after" phoning the Police and then the Council. I see it as completely reasonable. The car did not break down there it has been left there to suit the owner.


    What's your advise...........being a mug??
    Originally posted by scd3scd4
    So your best advice is criminal.
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 12th Jan 18, 12:10 PM
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    Report it to the council as an abandoned car.
    • ic
    • By ic 12th Jan 18, 12:21 PM
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    Not their problem if it isn't parked on the road. Its a civil matter.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • trailingspouse
    • By trailingspouse 12th Jan 18, 12:31 PM
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    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission...
    • Praeceps
    • By Praeceps 12th Jan 18, 12:32 PM
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    It doesnít need tax, mot as itís not on a road. If itís private property and not open to the public it doesnít need insurance. However is itís taxed it should be insured.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Yeah I will leave it til Monday and give 101 a call and see what they say about it.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 12th Jan 18, 12:40 PM
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    It doesnít need tax, mot as itís not on a road.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    It needs either tax or a SORN.
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 12th Jan 18, 12:43 PM
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    The council and Police wont be interested.......if you need car moving.....BRICK IT
    • gardner1
    • By gardner1 12th Jan 18, 12:44 PM
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    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?
    Originally posted by Praeceps
    Bet he didnt leave a phone number
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