alocjtoi

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Friday 8th March 2019


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alocjtoi

20:57 PM, 15th May 2021, About a month ago

Can I be charged to tow tenant's car?

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 15/05/2021 - 14:48
I would blame universal suffrage for the laws as they are.... Read More

alocjtoi

14:46 PM, 15th May 2021, About a month ago

Can I be charged to tow tenant's car?

>... another tenant of his has no parking space while the issue rumbles on. He/she is paying for it via the rent so could they sue because they are denied use?

Of course, they could. I would ask for a reduction of rent or cost compensation if parking is paid for separately. But I would sue the landlord as enforcing any order on a tenant is an exercise in futility most of the times.

> Added to the issue is what happens if the offending car belongs to a non tenant, ie someone off the street who nips in and dumps his/her car there?

No change here. Legally you'd need a court order. Practically it's often easier to make the car look abandoned and have the local authority sort it out.

I'm so utterly disappointed at the way British laws are structured. They are totally unfair to land owners and you might also be surprised that you have absolutely no easy way to remove trespasser from your land if, for example, someone puts up a tent in your garden and starts to live there. Squatters in residential properties have been criminalized not so long ago, but laws for other types of trespass still favour the trespasser, not the land owner.... Read More

alocjtoi

14:17 PM, 15th May 2021, About a month ago

Can I be charged to tow tenant's car?

Reply to the comment left by Richard Adams at 15/05/2021 - 14:11
Yes, your suggestion is very good and could work. Also costs next to nothing, so very worth implementing. Unfortunately I've been in a position where this hasn't worked as the offender was quite aware of the legislation and actively resisted all my efforts. In the end I was lucky to avoid a criminal charge as the said legislation is hugely unfair to landlords. Not that it's of any surprise though.... Read More

alocjtoi

14:09 PM, 15th May 2021, About a month ago

Can I be charged to tow tenant's car?

This article summarizes the legal position: https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q441.htm
The options suggested are court order or civil action and that's pretty much all legal options available unless the car is dangerous. That is, if the owner is not willing to cooperate or succumb to threats.... Read More

alocjtoi

13:59 PM, 15th May 2021, About a month ago

Can I be charged to tow tenant's car?

Reply to the comment left by Richard Adams at 15/05/2021 - 13:42Yes, this would work if the owner is not aware of the legislation. Otherwise he will successfully sue for damages. Most of the car scrap companies will refuse to take a car without a logbook, as it's basically a theft, but I do know one company that would not care.
All this ordeal is a grey area that's very difficult and time consuming to do right, but there are ways around here and there if you are prepared to bluff or cut some corners.
P.S. I am providing a solution, but you'd need to read between the lines.... Read More