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You can report abandoned vehicles by contacting us on 0300 373 3000 and we will instruct our parking contractor CPM to investigate. CPM will take action to remove vehicles that have been abandoned on land that we own.

They are not able to do anything about vehicles abandoned on public roads or on privately owned land, including gardens or parking spaces purchased by residents with their homes. To report a vehicle that has been abandoned on a public road or privately owned land (including parking spaced purchased by homeowners), please visit gov.uk/report-abandoned-vehicle or contact your local authority.

How long will it take for the abandoned vehicle to be removed?

Network Homes will issue a TORT notice which will be placed on the vehicle. This notice gives the owner 28 days to remove the vehicle. CPM will also retrieve owner details from the DVLA and will write to the address where the vehicle is registered.

If the vehicle has not been removed after the TORT notice expires, the vehicle will be removed by CPM.

How to spot an abandoned vehicle

Just because a vehicle is poorly parked it doesn’t mean it’s abandoned. There is no legal definition of an ‘abandoned vehicle ‘but below are some things to look out for:

  • Whether taxed or not
  • Doors open/unlocked
  • Flat tires/missing wheels
  • Windows open/broken
  • Burnt out
  • Rusty brake discs
  • Containing waste
  • Significant damage
  • Mould on the inside
  • Stationary for a significant amount of time
  • Missing one or more plates
  • Location of vehicle
  • Details of vehicle held by the DVLA
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