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Abandoned vehicle with no MOT

Reported via desktop in the Abandoned and Untaxed Vehicles category anonymously at 10:29, Thu 4 November 2021

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

A vehicle, white BMW, has been parked and not moved for around 6 weeks. The vehicle has no MOT so should not be on a public highway.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:30, Thu 4 November 2021

  • To help us action and resolve this issue please could further information be provided as comments to this report. For example information such as a house number or street light column number can greatly help us to correctly identify the location while further details such as the nature and scale of an issue (especially dumped rubbish) assists us co-ordinating an appropriate response.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:15, Thu 4 November 2021

  • Outside 12 Grasmere Road. White BMW.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:19, Thu 4 November 2021

  • To ensure that the correct vehicle is investigated and allow us to undertake the appropriate checks please provide details of both the vehicle's registration and make as we are unable to proceed without this information and the report will remain closed until you do. Please note that Bromley Council has the powers to deal with abandoned or untaxed vehicles only so before responding please note the following:

    1. Vehicles without insurance or a MOT should be directed to the Police as we do not have the statutory powers to deal with this type of offence. The Police will only deal with MOT incursions where the vehicle is being actively driven.

    2. Members of the public can check a vehicle’s tax status themselves at https://www.gov.uk/ check-vehicle-tax. Please note that the DVLA typically allow a keeper a grace period of around a month in which to renew their tax, so please refrain from reporting untaxed vehicles until this grace period has expired as we can be no enforcement action can be taken until this point.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:23, Thu 4 November 2021

  • Hi, the registration plate is YB66 SNV. It does have road tax but no MOT. As it has been stationary for a significant amount of time, 5 to 6 weeks, I assume it is abandoned. As such the local authority needs to decide if it is abandoned. Post that decision I agree that it seems to fall between a rock and hard place, but that should not be your starting position, thanks.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 15:29, Thu 4 November 2021

  • We have investigated this report and found the vehicle to be taxed therefore no further action will be taken. Please note that from 01 October 2014 it is no longer a legal requirement to display a tax disc.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:49, Thu 4 November 2021

  • The vehicle is currently taxed until well into next year which is a strong indicator or an interested keeper and is not considered abandoned at this time.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:50, Thu 4 November 2021

  • Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 15:51, Thu 4 November 2021

  • This car has no MOT so is illegally parked. Becoming steadily covered in berries, etc from overhead trees over the last few weeks. Seems abandonded or dumped.

    Posted anonymously at 18:53, Fri 26 November 2021

  • Bromley has the powers to deal with abandoned or untaxed vehicles only. Insurance or MOT issues should be directed to the Police as we do not have the statutory powers to deal with this type of offence. Please note the Police are unlikely to take action unless the vehicle is being actively driven without an MOT.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:54, Mon 29 November 2021

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