If you wish to recover your vehicle you must bring proof of your identity that includes a photograph, such as a passport or photo driving licence, proof of your address and at least two of the following:
You will also have to pay to recover the vehicle. The charges are as follows:
We consider that property inside an abandoned vehicle is abandoned with the vehicle. Vehicles and their contents are crushed as a whole.
The vehicle was reported as abandoned and an inspection has deemed it as abandoned because it met our guidelines for abandoned vehicles, which are outlined at the start of this article.
We have a duty to remove all abandoned vehicles, whether they are on private land or not. If your vehicle was in open air on private land the landowner will be served a fifteen-day notice warning them of intention to remove the vehicle. The landowner can contact us to have the vehicle removed before the expiry date of the notice if they wish.
All registered social landlords in Coventry, like Whitefriars Housing and Touchstone have given permission for vehicles abandoned on their land to be removed immediately.
Abandoning a vehicle is an offence. Abandoned vehicles are removed immediately, without notice unless they are on private land. Previously notices were put on vehicles warning owners they were going to be removed but this tended to encourage theft or damage so now notices are not left.