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On 30/12/2020 at 17:57, bunglebus said:

Time limit in this car park is 2.5 hours. This Polish registered Merc has been there at least 2.5 months and is starting to disintegrate 

 

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That one eventually disappeared and has been replaced by another

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Some spots from the last few months:

Isle of Wight:

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Bromsgrove:

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Kidderminster:

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Worcester (?) I don't think it was even abandoned, just a little unloved, but it stood out to me:

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Tamworth but only on Google Maps (during a seasion of boredom at work). I intend to pop up there for a bimble in one of my rare occasions of having spare money, time and fuel in my car:

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Denver boot? What's the etymology of that phrase?

5 hours ago, Three Speed said:

This has been sitting there for several weeks. Maybe the Denver boot and collection of tickets mean the end is nigh. 
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7 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Denver boot? What's the etymology of that phrase?

 

I didn't know either: 'In the United States, the device became known as a "Denver boot" after the city of Denver, Colorado, which was the first place in the country to employ them, mostly to force the payment of outstanding parking tickets.' says Wiki

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What is the craic with regards cars dumped on private land - how does the landowner become the legal owner so that he can scrap them?

I once helped a GP remove a couple of dumped cars off his land back in the days when scrapped cars were worth nowt. Strikes me as these days there would be worth a few quid, so rather than drag them out onto the road you could drag them off to the scrappers.

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6 hours ago, UltraWomble said:

What is the craic with regards cars dumped on private land - how does the landowner become the legal owner so that he can scrap them?

I once helped a GP remove a couple of dumped cars off his land back in the days when scrapped cars were worth nowt. Strikes me as these days there would be worth a few quid, so rather than drag them out onto the road you could drag them off to the scrappers.

It can be done but takes absolutely ages - the only¬†abandoned one we had in our flat parking was also Polish registered so even more complicated as there was no way of finding how who the ‚Äėowner‚Äô was.¬†

I think it involves contacting the DVLA to establish who the keeper is,¬†sending them a letter, then a reminder etc. After a certain period of time has elapsed¬†the ‚Äėownership‚Äô of the car must be transferred somehow to¬†the landlord¬†so they can arrange disposal¬†of it.

I have no idea how our management company dealt with the Polish Daewoo, it was unlocked and did occasionally have homeless people sleeping in it so I suspect they were given permission by the police or council to remove it on health and/or nuisance grounds. 

At the end of the day, if the owner lived in one of the¬†flats, they would have been breaking the terms of the lease by keeping an untaxed/unroadworthy car on the premises (wording and restrictions will vary, but there‚Äôs usually a clause¬†about any vehicles being ‚Äėlegal‚Äô and kept in reasonable condition i.e. if you are¬†not using on the road¬†it must be on SORN¬†and not allowed to fall to pieces).

So the management company could easily argue - to someone who might have been away for absolutely ages and returned to no car - that no compensation was due for the loss of the vehicle as you were breaking the terms of your lease. 

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6 hours ago, UltraWomble said:

What is the craic with regards cars dumped on private land - how does the landowner become the legal owner so that he can scrap them?

I once helped a GP remove a couple of dumped cars off his land back in the days when scrapped cars were worth nowt. Strikes me as these days there would be worth a few quid, so rather than drag them out onto the road you could drag them off to the scrappers.

My 1st thought the Merc had to be worth a few quid, and it is according to CTB - £384. 2nd thought get the scrappy in for easy* money. 

Certainly not worth losing my job for though. God knows how long it will take work to legally remove it. MOT expired December.

 

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These two are parked up at a block of pensioner flats beside me, neither have moved this year from what I can see however the Skoda is taxed until Sept and the MX 5’s MOT only ran out a couple of weeks ago, 

 

 

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On 7/12/2021 at 1:03 PM, auntiemaryscanary said:

IMG_20210712_124441345_HDR.thumb.jpg.08cb65cf73072d07d5f72fe75c702d85.jpgIn works car park, moss growing round it too. The sticker on the rear "you are parked in an authorised place" having no effect.

I guess this is empty...

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Clucking Bell:

That's an E300 TD, with half the miles on it that mine has, and likely to have a lot of very useful parts on it that I could very much do with.

Any chance of finding who the owner is?

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On 7/12/2021 at 3:28 PM, UltraWomble said:

What is the craic with regards cars dumped on private land - how does the landowner become the legal owner so that he can scrap them?

I once helped a GP remove a couple of dumped cars off his land back in the days when scrapped cars were worth nowt. Strikes me as these days there would be worth a few quid, so rather than drag them out onto the road you could drag them off to the scrappers.

If you really need the space and don't care about the scrap money I'd just get someone with an appropriate vehicle to drag it onto the nearest public road (without damaging it of course) and then report it for being untaxed.

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