how to stop people parking on your property

How to stop people parking on your property

  • Parking problems on private land?
  • Unauthorised parking issues?
  • Disabled parking abuse?
  • Private road parking problems?

Stop illegal parking problems on private car parks

Unprotected private property and car parks can be a target for people looking for a free and a convenient place to park and since the change in the law in 2012, it is now an offence to clamp a car on private land.

Many landowners, organisations and businesses throughout the UK were left with little much power to fight against unauthorised parking problems on their private parking spaces or property, UK Parking Enforcement can offer an effective and ethical private parking enforcement solutions for anyone who is suffering from parking problems on their private parking facilities or property.

We understand how frustrating it can be when you’re dealing with unauthorised motorists parking on your parking spaces or land, we can tailor our professional car parking management services to suit whatever your parking conditions requirements maybe.

The Protection of Freedoms Act

 The Protection of Freedoms Act makes it an offence to clamp on private land. The law does not affect Northern Ireland, and clamping and towing away on private land has been banned in Scotland since 1992. 

When your car can be clamped or towed away

The council, police, bailiffs and Government agencies such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are allowed to clamp and tow away cars in some situations.  This is called clamping with lawful authority. Private companies can carry out the clamping and towing on their behalf. Find out more…

How to stop people parking on your property

UK Car Park Management

Solving unauthorised parking on private land

You can easily prevent unauthorised car parking on private land and car parks without clamping, UK Parking Enforcement offers a professional and cost effective parking enforcement solutions for unauthorised parked vehicles on private land.

If your businesses, organisations, property or parking facilities doesn’t have an effective parking control system, it can be an easy target for parking abuse or suffer from unauthorised parking problems.

We can offer a wide range of car parking management and private parking enforcement solutions across the UK, we are the number one choice for all parking control management issues.

We offer a professional, ethical and reliable car park management and parking enforcement services commercial developments, residential estates, retail parks, shopping centres and motorway service stations.

How can I stop people parking in my car parking spaces?

This is the typical question people ask when they’re suffering from unauthorised parking on their private parking spaces and the quickest and easiest Answer we tell them is: Just get in touch with us!

UK Parking Enforcement will create a controlled parking zone on your private spaces and legally can issue a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) to any unauthorised car that is parked on your private parking spaces!

Our effective car park management and parking enforcement services will deter unauthorised use of your parking areas and will help keeping your parking spaces clear from unwanted vehicles.

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Weather you’re suffering from parking abuse on your private land / parking spaces or simply require a cost effective parking management solution for your car parks or just need an effective parking enforcement solution to deter parking problems efficiently and professionally, UK Parking Enforcement can offer you the bespoke service.

Are private parking tickets enforceable?

Beavis V Parking Eye – Victory For Private Parking Companies!

Parking on someone else’s land is a privilege and not a right to be abused. Today the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Beavis v Parking Eye.

The judgment confirms that parking charges which are issued are legally enforceable and do provide landowners with the much needed protection for their land. It goes against recent high profile releases which caused confusion for motorists at a time when clarity was required, such confusion will have no doubt caused many trusting motorists to refuse to pay their parking charges and who will now be faced with a higher bill as a result.

We now have the much needed clarity for motorists who receive a parking charge notice. It serves as a significant reminder to motorists that when parking on private land they do so in accordance with the conditions that the landowner is entitled to place upon them. Motorists should always take time to consider signage on public or private land to ensure they understand and comply with their obligations. Where a motorist does not wish to abide by the conditions then they should leave the car park and choose another location to leave their vehicle.

A lot of work has gone into improving the private parking industry in recent years and there are continued improvements being made all of the time. Where a motorist parks on land which is operated by a member of an Accredited Trade Association, either ourselves, The Independent Parking Committee or the British Parking Association, then they have the right to appeal to the parking operator and if that is unsuccessful to appeal further to an independent appeals service for redress.

If the company imposing the parking charge is not a member of the IPC or the BPA then it is unlikely they will be able to pursue the parking charge due to the strict requirements placed on the private parking operators by the DVLA which acts as a substantial safeguard to the millions of motorists who use the many thousands of privately owned car parks each day.

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UK Parking Enforcement is dedicated and committed to the success of each and every aspect of your car parking management and parking enforcement needs.


  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if you could help me with some clarification in regards to private roads in Scotland. Are councils able to enforce controlled parking zones and charge on unadopted privately owned roads?
    Is there a clause in recent legislation that allows this or is there anything to the contrary?



  2. Hello.

    I’ve recently bought a house that is part of private road ( dead end) people have been parking on it and it causing issues. How and what can be done to deter this. I’ve read alot. Basically looking for a system where maybe photos can be sent of said car and fines issued. Is this possible.

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